Lecture by Martine Postma, Repair Cafe Director

17SEPTEMBER 2020, 16:00 - 17:30  | LOCATION: LIBRARY

Come hear the founder of Repair Cafe International!

About this Event

The TU Delft Library has invited founder and director of Repair Cafe International to speak in tandem with the ongoing Repair Cafe exhibition, "Beautifully Broken / Mooi Stuk," currently on display. To learn a little more about Martine and her story please read further. The video below will help to "break down" Repair Cafes!

Martine Postma is founder and director of Repair Café International Foundation. She started the very first Repair Café in 2009 and has been spreading this concept of volunteer repair meetings ever since. At this moment there are more than 2,000 local Repair Café groups in 36 countries across the globe. The number of Repair Cafés still grows every day.

Due to current COVID restrictions, this event has a capacity of 30 attendees, safely distanced. Registration required via EventBrite. Please do not arrive earlier than 16.00h. If you have not registered, please do not travel to the campus but watch online as the event will also be streamed (details forthcoming so please check back).

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/repair-cafe-international-founder-martine-postma-tickets-119272127143

Website Repair Cafe

Martine Postma, founder and director of Repair Café International Foundation
Photo credits: Martin Waalboer / Repair Café Foundation

Beyond REPAiR: making the transition of the circular economy happen

13OCTOBER 2020 09.00 - 17.15 CET | ONLINE

Information about the event: http://h2020repair.eu/final-repair-event-registration-is-open/

Register via https://beyondrepair.konfeo.com until the 6th of October 2020. Afterwards, you will receive access information for the event.


Beautifully Fixed / Mooi Gefixt - TU Faculty panel discussion moderated by Professor Bas Flipsen (Industrial Design Engineering) and closing reception


Hear TU faculty present different angles, perspectives, and scales--as well as examining ethics--related to the complexity of developing a circular economy (CE) and issues related to repair. Learn more about different solutions or pathways as it’s certainly not as simple as buying second hand jeans. Panel also will highlight speakers’ ongoing research, projects, curriculum, and activities ongoing at TU related to Repair and CE.

Please check back for registration link and details.

Bas Flipsen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering that specializes in ease of dissembly assessment, redesign, and repair.



To a large extent the goal of societal transformation can also be recognized in the role of Repair Cafés as social movements, which becomes better visible when looking at the entire Repair Café network. It consists now of hundreds of local Repair Cafes in the Netherlands, and it is currently quickly growing internationally with over 1200 Repair Cafés in 29 different countries. (p308)

Dr.ir. J.N. (Jaco) Quist, Assistant professor Sustainable Innovation & Transitions at the Energy & Industry Section of the Technology, Policy & Management Faculty, Delft University of Technology