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The story of (repairing) stuff | Sustainable Industries

This makes me so happy.

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Naturally, there is a bit more to it. Pop-Up Repair is part of a larger, multidisciplinary inquiry surrounding the practice of repair. Sandra Goldmark, co-founder of Pop-Up Repair, is an assistant professor of design with the Barnard College Department of Theatre. She received Barnard’s Presidential Research Award to expand the research component of the project over the next two years.

The venture examines American culture and habits of waste from a number of angles, incorporating elements from the arts, the sustainability movement, community organizations, and small business. It proposes one possible driver of change: repair. A specific research goal was to assess the impact of the reintroduction of a small “fix-it” shop into an economically diverse and socially close-knit Manhattan neighborhood.

via The story of (repairing) stuff | Sustainable Industries.

When to Use Reclaimed Material on Home Improvement Projects | Fox Business


3. Home Improvement/Construction

“You can save a lot using reclaimed material,” says David Lupberger, home improvement expert at ServiceMagic. “You can find some stuff at 50% of what it might cost new.”

Whether you’re looking to update a bathroom, replace a door or even redo your kitchen countertop, homeowners have a slew of options when it comes to reuse building materials.

Reuse or reclaimed materials are building materials that were used previously in a home or building, and stores across the country are gathering these materials and selling them at a discount.

via When to Use Reclaimed Material on Home Improvement Projects | Fox Business.