- New York
The Fixers Collective meets on a regular basis to share our repair skills. Save the world - fix your stuff - keep it out of the landfill. Helps us towards reaching Zero Waste.
From the Proteus Gowanus website for our original gallery exhibition project:
Our goal is to increase material literacy in our community by fostering an ethic of creative caring toward the objects in our lives.
The Fixers’ Collective seeks to displace cultural patterns that alienate us from our things, by collectively learning the skills and patience necessary to care for them. Intentionally aligning itself with forces generated in reaction to the current economic crisis, the Fixers’ Collective promotes a counter-ethos that values functionality, simplicity, and ingenuity and that respects age, persistence and adequacy.
The Collective also encourages participants to take liberties with designated forms and purposes, resulting in mended objects that may exist both as art and within a more limited, utilitarian context.