As we address global waste output and the need to rethink our relationship to objects, this workshop embraces our attachment to things and explores how creative repair can both preserve meaning and breathe new life into our possessions. In place of a mindset that replaces something that is no longer of use with something new, we should, instead, encourage a repair culture.
Presented by An Mheitheal Rothar, Urban Lab Galway and the AATE Design Lab
For the workshop, members of the public have been invited to submit broken objects – or objects that have seen some repair - accompanied by the story of why they are attached to them. Everything will be returned to the owners.
Location: An Mheitheal Rothar, at ‘the old squash court’, Earls Island, Galway, H91 EF83
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.