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February Maintenance Session

02/17/2023 2–4pm ET Invitation: Join The Maintainers for a monthly, no-cost, DIY maintenance session. We invite you to set aside two hours a month for maintenance. This can be time dedicated to maintaining your work, your home, your body, your relationships, … More →

January Maintenance Session

01/20/2023 2–4pm ET Invitation: Join The Maintainers for a monthly, no-cost, DIY maintenance session. We invite you to set aside two hours a month for maintenance. This can be time dedicated to maintaining your work, your home, your body, your relationships, … More →

Embodying Degrowth Podcast

Join The Maintainers Movement Fellows for an end-of-year celebration as they showcase their collaborative project, Embodying Degrowth. The 2022 Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship to advance the movement for maintenance thinking and action. Learn more about The Movement … More →

Lessons From The Forest Part 4: Circles of Care

-By Rheanna Chen   I used to pride myself in being “low maintenance”, but an important lesson I’ve learned this year is that maintenance is the bridge between care and repair. We can reflect on our own self care rituals … More →

Lessons From The Forest Part 3: Following Flowers

-By Rheanna Chen   Clearing ~ Martha Postlewaite   “Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose.  Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life  and wait there patiently,  until the song that is … More →

Fourth Quarterly Newsletter 2022: 🎨 Coloring Book, Guest Blog Post & Developing A Maintenance Mindset

View here: 🎨 Coloring Book, Guest Blog Post & Developing A Maintenance Mindset Summary: We’ve got an exciting new offering we couldn’t keep quiet any longer! Drumroll please… 🥁 We are proud to announce to you The Maintainers Coloring Book! Text and … More →

A Polemical Letter on Maintenance and Profit and Mr. David Pye

A Polemical Letter on Maintenance and Profit and Mr. David Pye Written by Guest Author Lee David Engdahl   ‘The art of design, which chooses that the things we use shall look as they do, has a very much wider … More →

Maintainers Spotlight: The Custodian Project, an interview with Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano

Maintainers Spotlight: The Custodian Project, an interview with Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano By Madison Snider  I first met Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano while recruiting participants for my dissertation research. I wanted to know how increasingly datafied built environments were impacting … More →

The Maintainers Coloring Book

We are proud to announce to you The Maintainers Coloring Book! Text and illustrations in this coloring book are inspired by papers and presentations that were part of The Maintainers III: Policy, Practice, and Care conference program in 2019. The … More →

Maintainers Spotlight | Submit a Blog Post

#MaintainersSpotlight The Maintainers is a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, business … More →