Being Care-Full

-By Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett   We have been grappling with the role of repair and upkeep; with their perceived value and real financial cost within the built environment.  It’s not news that we are in a climate crisis … More →

A Trip Down the Arroyo Seco – A Microcosm of Infrastructure, Nature, and Society Part I

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez- Nikl   Introduction The Arroyo Seco (Dry Stream in Spanish) meanders down the San Gabriel mountains, into Pasadena, and later joins the Los Angeles River near Downtown. Over the course of two blog posts, we’ll take … More →

Solidarity is the only hope we have for saving our crumbling world

– By Maximillian Alvarez     “We have to destroy the f***ing feelings of [selfishness] and build a new society based on solidarity” – Matthieu Bolle-Reddat, French train operator and Secretary General of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) Cheminots … More →

Announcing Who Cares – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event with Circular City, led by Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett

    Does a tear in your shirt mean the end of its use? Can a rusty bike be reborn again? How can you care for the worn floor in your home? Or the land your house is built on? … More →

Announcing the Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen

    What can we learn from fungi for a more caring and regenerative society and planet? The hope of this event is to inspire many about the regenerative role of mushrooms in the Tropics and beyond. There is much … More →

Lessons of The Forest: Seeds of Belonging

– by Rheanna Chen     After years, I’ve finally returned home to the island that raised me since I was a baby- Trinidad, the last island of the Caribbean archipelago. For my 30th birthday in January, I felt a … More →

Technology and the Engineer in a Post Growth World: A Guide for Inquiry

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl Through this blog post I’d like to introduce my interests as a Maintainers Fellow by laying out my driving question and an approach for arriving at an answer. The main question that has been with me … More →

“Can we fix this? A Year of Cobbling and Upkeep in the Built Environment”

– By Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett   Hello!   We (Leila and Sam) are thrilled to be part of the Maintainers Movement Fellowship and are looking forward to spending the year collaborating with our inspiring cohort – Max, Rheanna, and … More →

“RELATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE: Adobe building, ritual, and healing” by Sarah Sao Mai Habib

  You can download Sarah’s report here.   “I believe the revival and contextual adaptation of adobe, earthen and woven architectural practices to be a move towards answering some of these questions. I believe this to be one way oppressed … More →

“FRUGAL CULTURE MEETS INFORMAL REPAIR ECONOMY IN AN INDIAN CITY: ‘A PERFECT MATCH!” by Himadri Das & Purna Sarkar

  You can download Purna and Himadri’s report here   “Jugaad is such an essential part of the informal repair network and it is ubiquitous in the Indian context. Jugaad, or fixing, addresses local problems and solves them with locally … More →