Our next online Restart Party will be on 27th March! We are teaming up with Restarters West London and will be offering basic sewing advice as well as electrical and electronic repair advice.
Thank you to all the people who kindly donated laptops to our project! The project is now complete with 30 laptops refurbished provided for those in need. We are working with Mer-IT to support them and continue to help bridge the digital divide.
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We are looking for people to join our organising team: if you are interested in helping us with hosting events, planning, organising, funding or communications please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or come along and chat to us at an event.
What is Hackney Fixers?
We aim to promote electrical and electronic repair in Hackney as an alternative to growing mountains of waste and consumption. As a joint project of Sustainable Hackney and Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth we were inspired by The Restart Project to run our first Restart Party in 2013.
The Hackney Fixers organisers are James Diamond, Friederike Hanisch, Dave Lukes and Bridget Harvey.
What we do
Since 2013 we have run events including Restart Parties, "Rosie the Restarter" workshops for women, workshops for young people, school workshops, clothing repair workshops and an annual festival of fixing, The BIG Fix. We also ran a series of successful repair classes, Fixing Fridays. We are actively involved with The Restart Project and represent Hackney Fixers at FixFest, the annual festival of the repair movement. More recently we have got involved in repair and refurbishment of laptops to help bridge the digital divide.
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