00118 // DIY Plumbing // Bernardo Robles Hidalgo / Koen Berghmans at MAMA


We needed an extra tap at the kitchen, so I decided to do some DIY plumbing.

Unfortunately it turned out to be much more complicated than expected…

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Narrative of Change: Chapter 1

Summary: The Maintainers network has transformed from an in-person conference series to a virtual space, convening practitioners and academics. This Narrative of Change blog post will be the first of two chapters. In this iteration, we articulate how our network … More →

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Maintainers Meet Ups

Virtual Event Upcoming: Stay tuned   Are you a repairer, fixer, maker, hobbyist, mender, or caregiver passionate about community-building? An independent or university-affiliated researcher delving into the themes of maintenance, repair, and care? An advocate seeking to promote the maintenance … More →

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2024 Monthly Maintenance Sessions

Monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 11 am ET Invitation: Join The Maintainers for a monthly, no-cost, self-guided maintenance accountability session as we invite you to set aside time for maintenance each month with us! During these … More →

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