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Fixers’ Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. The Collective meets every Thursday from 6 – 9pm at Proteus Gowanus.
244 backers pledged $6,234 to help bring this project to life.

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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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    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 $50 or more About $50

    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 $75 or more About $75

    Pledge fifty dollars or more, and Jane ("Woodland-Fixer") will make you a handy-dandy Fixers Collective Tool-belt.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    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 $300 or more About $300

    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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Funding period

- (87 days)