Repair Cafe & Really Really Free Market
Saturday, March 26 — 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena
The Right to Repair
This week we heard more conversation about growing support for the concept called “The Right to Repair.” Manufacturers who change screw heads for electronics to make them impenetrable without the proper secret tool–which they will not provide–or who refuse to share owners' troubleshooting manuals, are being questioned on their motives. Could it beplanned obsolescence? We have a relationship with a San Luis organization online called iFixit. They are offering such elusive tools and manuals for all to share. This freely sharing attitude is the basis of our work too.
The Repair Cafe Foundation in the Netherlands, our mother organization, sent a survey to us this week investigating these questions, looking for solutions that may involve changes in public policy, consumer protection, and protection of repair people. The responses we and other Repair Cafes have submitted will be analyzed and shared by The Center for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts in the UK.
We salute you, the folks who generously share your repair skills, who are changing culture, slowly but surely for the better...Better for people, better for the planet.
Next Repair Cafe Pasadena is:
3/26 at the Pasadena Senior Center, 10-1. 85 E Holly St, Pasadena.
Repairs will be accepted 10-noon. The Really, Really Free Market will have a sale: 100% off everything! Bring something, take something.
— Therese Brummel