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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 →

“AN OBTUSENESS TO NATURE – What Our Management of Dynamic Coastlines Reveals About Maintenance and Ecology” by Linda McIntyre.

  You can download Linda’s report here. “It would be easy to look at the current state of environmental maintenance and despair. But seizing, and trying to build on, these opportunities offer a way to advance toward a different ethos, … More →

We are looking for a Part-time Community Outreach & Events Coordinator!

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for this role. Part-time Community Outreach & Events Coordinator (Contractor) Anticipated contract duration: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 Compensation: up to $30,000 over 12 months, billed hourly, with an anticipated average … More →

Welcome to our Maintainers Movement Fellows 2022!

Join us in welcoming our first cohort of Maintainers Movement Fellows for 2022! The Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that will advance the movement for maintenance thinking and action. The fellowship will bring together a group of individuals … More →

The First Ever Maintainers Newsletter

View here: The First Ever Maintainers newsletter! Summary: These past months, we’ve been thinking about how to keep the folks in the Maintainers network updated with what is going on (within and beyond the network) in a sustained way. This … More →

Third Quarterly Newsletter 2022 : Read all about it! Blog Posts, #MaintainersSpotlight, Maintainers in the News & More

View here: Read all about it! 🗞️ Blog Posts, #MaintainersSpotlight, Maintainers in the News & More   Summary: We hope you are having a good summer! Summertime always brings about a new wave of energy, and we have been feeling … More →

Second Quarterly Newsletter 2022 : “Who Cares?” 🤔 Circular City Week, Tropical Fungi Summit, and reflections from Maintainer’s Fellows

View here: “Who Cares?”  Circular City Week, Tropical Fungi Summit, and reflections from Maintainer’s Fellows   Summary: We hope everyone is taking care, and having a great Spring! Thank you to all of you that have been joining us for our … More →