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!
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