PLATE Workshop: Cultures of Mending (June 2015, Nottingham UK)

Dates: 17-19 June 2015
Location: Nottingham UK
Contact: mendrs.symposium@gmail.com
Deadline for position statements: 17 December 2014

The focus of this collaborative workshop is the production of mending cultures by individual and collective human and non-human agencies; in other words, shared practices oriented around prolonging the usable lives of material things, recognising the durability of both the object and the value(s) and meaning(s) associated with it. In conjunction with practitioners, activists, and thinkers from diverse disciplinary background we seek to explore the practices and knowledges at the heart of mending culture(s); the meanings created and drawn upon; how such a culture is – or could be – produced; and the most significant barriers to its long-term sustainability.

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