End of Year Fellowship Panel

End of Year Fellowship Panel Wednesday, December 6th at 9am ET on zoom You’re invited to join the 2023 Maintainers Movement Fellows for a presentation and panel discussion as we celebrate the culmination of their Fellowship. This event brings together … More →

An Interview With a Maintainer: Vincent Lai

SUMMARY KEYWORDS repair, fix, maintenance, laptop, lamps, broken, hard drive, screens, repair shop   On October 13, 2023,  Lauren interviewed Vincent Lai, a longtime Fixer Collective leader for the past decade and a dedicated member of the maintenance and repair … More →

Studying the Sensible Side of Love in the Netherlands

STUDYING THE SENSIBLE SIDE OF LOVE IN THE NETHERLANDS WRITTEN BY GUEST STUDENTS Authors from Leiden University   Last fall, we started working together to hone our fieldwork skills in self-directed ethnographic research projects on maintenance. Taking inspiration from U.A. … More →

An Interview with a Maintainer: Rachel Achieng’ and the maintenance of public health data

On July 20th, 2023, Lauren Dapena Fraiz (The Maintainers) met with Rachel Achieng’, a digital rights researcher based in Nairobi, to discuss more on the question of access and maintenance related to public health data in Kenya. Rachel gave us … More →

Sustaining Mental Health Repair: A Maintainers Fellowship Event

Virtual Event October 11, 2023 |  6:30-8pm IST | 9-10:30am EDT | Zoom Join us for a thought-provoking event that delves into the heart of mental health support during unprecedented times: “Sustaining Mental Health Repair: Understanding the Journey of Psychosocial … More →

Dreaming of Circular Futures: A Maintainers Fellowship Event

Virtual Event October 6, 2023 | 12-1:30 PM EDT | Zoom   Dreaming of Circular Futures explores the potential of urban mining and landfill mining as viable alternatives to material extraction. We will discuss the similarities and differences of these … More →

Event Recording, The Essence of Repair Culture

Virtual Event September 12, 2023 at 8am ET on Zoom Join Maintainers Movement Fellow Mathew Lubari in this virtual event, exploring maintenance, repair and care across countries and global contexts. Mathew is a 2023 Maintainers Movement Fellow, in the “cultures” … More →

Meet Maintainers Fellow Terra Graziani: Maintaining Home, Abolishing Evictions

My name is Terra Graziani. I am a researcher and organizer, and for the past ten years I have worked in the tenant movement in California in various roles, building tenant power through public education, community-based research, and organizing. I … More →

Meet Maintainers Fellow Jennah Jones: The Circular Economy is a Collaborative Economy

– by Jennah Jones In the summer after I graduated high school, two seemingly unrelated events occurred within the same week. Gabriel Garcia Marquez — Colombian literary giant and my favorite author at the time — had passed away. That same … More →

A Trip Down the Arroyo Seco: A Microcosm of the Relationship between Technology, Nature, and Society Part II

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez- Nikl Introduction In the first part of this trip we joined the Arroyo Seco far above the LA Basin, following it from its (mostly) natural state into civilization, where it was quickly harnessed for flood control … More →