Fixers’ Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. The Collective meets every Thursday from 6 – 9pm at Proteus Gowanus.
The Fixers’ Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. Our goals are:
1/ To increase material literacy in our community by fostering an ethic of creative caring toward the objects in our lives.
2/ To displace cultural patterns that alienate us from our things, by collectively learning the skills and patience necessary to care for them.
3/ To promote a counter-ethos that values functionality, simplicity, and ingenuity and that respects age, persistence and adequacy.
4/ To encourage our communities to take liberties with designated forms and purposes, resulting in mended objects that exist both as art and within a utilitarian context.
For the past year and a half, we have been meeting weekly in a small work-space in the back of Proteus Gowanus, and have fixed hundreds of objects that have been brought through our doors.
To continue operating this year, we need to raise $4000 by January 1st. All of these funds will go directly to covering our yearly operating expenses: rent, utilities, tool & material acquisition and maintenance - so we can continue to repair the objects on which our communities rely!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge one dollar or more and the Fixers will memorize your name and be very nice and grateful next time you come to the collective.
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Pledge five dollars or more and the Fixers will make you an unlimited edition Fixers Canvas Patch. (For mending your best pair of jeans or some-such.)
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Pledge fifteen dollars or more, and the Fixers will send you a hand printed Fixers Collective bandanna. (To keep your hair out of what you're fixing.)
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Pledge twenty five dollars or more, and the Fixers will fit and deliver your very own, hand printed, Fixers Collective T-shirt or Tank Top.
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Pledge fifty dollars or more, and the Fixers will cut and sew you a signature FC Umbrella-Tote from the umbrella fabric of your choice.
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Pledge fifty dollars or more, and Jane ("Woodland-Fixer") will make you a handy-dandy Fixers Collective Tool-belt.
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Pledge one hundred dollars or more and the Fixers will deliver a Hand Bound Limited Edition FC How-To Book (With Glossy Color Photographs), detailing all of the fixes that Fixers Collective Will Undertake in 2011. (A useful and beautiful resource!)
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Pledge three hundred dollars or more, and you'll be entitled to a 2-Hour Private Consultation with the Fixers Collective, at the location of your choice. (If it's not in NY, you might have to KICK in a little extra for gas.)
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