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THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
REPAIR WORKSHOPS

In a world that often prioritizes disposability over durability, my mission has been to rewrite this narrative. Both within the communities I am involved in and within my design work. The heart of my design philosophy is a commitment to building communities and telling stories. I believe one of the ways this can be done is through repair and spreading awareness about the simplicity of fixing our belongings. These repair workshops go beyond fixing broken items; they serve as a platform for connection, sustainability, and the celebration of craftsmanship. These workshops create a space where individuals from diverse backgrounds come together with a common purpose: to repair rather than replace. In a culture that often leans towards a throwaway mentality, these events become a space for those who value preserving what they own.

During these workshops, I have offered free repair services, hoping to inspire others to pick up tools and take charge of maintaining their possessions. Whether it's mending clothing or fixing gear, these workshops transform into classrooms where everyone becomes both a student and a teacher. The exchange of knowledge and skills empowers individuals to become masters of their own belongings. Understanding how they were made, and why they ripped where they did. 

In this process, a community of like-minded individuals forms, and bonds are strengthened. The shared experience of repairing fosters a sense of belonging, reinforcing the idea that we are all contributors to a larger, interconnected community.

Through these workshops, my aim is to inspire a shift in mindset—one where repair is celebrated. Relationships are forged, and the journey towards a more sustainable future begins with the simple act of fixing what we already have. Together, we can design a world where the throwaway culture is replaced by a culture of care, craftsmanship, and community.

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