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A gift doesn't have to be just for Christmas, it can be for life! Rather than spending all your heard earned cash this Christmas, why come and learn how you can give an object a second life at our Make Do and Repair Symposium on the 17th December at MAKLab?

The Make Do and Repair Symposium is run in partnership with TrashLab and the Kinning Park Complex ahead of the launch of the KPC Repair Cafe on the 18th December. It's a great opportunity for people who want to learn more about sustainable living, what services the Repair Cafe can offer and how they can support this great venture.


11am – 12:30pm: Tear Down Workshop
Come and have a go at taking apart some every day household electronics, identifying their components and identifying some of the repair solutions as well as some of the issues that may prevent you from being able to carry out repairs in some instances.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2pm: Intro to MAKLab
Delphine Dallison will give an introduction to MAKLab and the work they carry out in support of sustainable design and manufacturing.

2pm – 2:30pm: Trashlab Talk
Andrew Gryf Patterson will share the experiences and development story of Trashlab, an ongoing project of Pixelache Helsinki since 2012. Trashlab is a cultural platform that explores experimental art-design-technology practice between hacker and maker cultures, in the context of re/up-cycling and the increased availability of new fabrication tools. 

2pm – 3:30pm: Intro to the KPC Repair Café
Jon Dawes will introduce the Kinning Park Complex and their plans for the Repair Cafe which will be launched at Kinning Park on the 18th December.

3:30pm – 4pm: Open discussion

This event is free, but places are limited. Book your tickets online on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-do-and-repair-symposium-tickets-30165040448.

THE KINNING PARK COMPLEX is an independent multi-use community centre. Run by the community since they had to step in to prevent closure of the facility by the local Council in 1996. They maintain and rent out halls, meeting rooms, studios and office spaces at affordable prices where people and groups can put their ideas into action. Their current Community Development Projects Include Waste Not Want, a Climate Challenge funded project to reduce carbon emissions and a Volunteer Programme. In the last year, they have also started a new Garden and Bike project.

ANDREW GRYF PATERSON (born 1974) is a Scottish artist-organiser, educator, cultural producer, and independent researcher, based in Helsinki, Finland. His work is socially-orientated across the fields of media/ network/ environmental arts and activism. Creative strengths lie in hybridity, communications, organisation and network arts: the ability to bring together and involve people in creative exploration, develop temporary communities, gather unexpected elements and components, creating new sites for cultural activity and research. Research interests include artistic and activist forms of fieldwork, grassroots cultural heritage, and emerging peer-to-peer developments in society. http://agryfp.info