This exhibition is based on a research project* titled “Handled with care: Developing the paradigm of ‘a culture of repair and share’ in Brisbane, Queensland”, which exists in a context that has been established and advanced in the past three decades, the interdisciplinary field of sustainable studies, including environmental sciences, humanities and design. The project’s objective has been to contribute to the sustainable studies field, and specifically, to waste management practices by making visible the impact of repair and sharing via identifying and mapping the yet to be discovered ‘culture of repair and share’ in Brisbane’s CBD. For its fulfilment, a digital platform, an App and a blog were created, grounded in research findings that revealed the facilities, practices and activities that support a sustainable urban living of mending the ‘broken’ and sharing space, resources, skills and time. Future aims of this project include the promotion of citizens’ engagement with repairing and sharing via skill and repair workshops, shared physical and urban spaces, exchange of services, and tool and appliance libraries.
Opening night Friday 20th March 6-9pm.