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“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 →

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 →

First Quarterly Newsletter 2022 : Research Reports, Movement Fellows, and a New Opportunity!

View here: Research Reports, Movement Fellows, and a New Opportunity!  Summary: We are starting 2022 with a bang- we have so many wonderful Maintainers announcements to share! Firstly, we are excited to share our Summer fellows’ final reports. It has … More →

The Altars Which Found Us

– by Sarah Sao Mai Habib     December 2020. We are living in a medical aid camp, mostly made of tent structures and a few trailers. We are a collective staffing this small space near the so called US/Mexico … More →

Maintenance As Self-Care

– by Linda McIntyre Hello again! It’s hard to believe that my fellowship with The Maintainers is winding down already. What an unanticipated pleasure it has been to collaborate with this community and learn so much from them, and from … More →

Repair (Café) workshops in a Repair Country : Part 2

– by Himadri Das and Purna Sarkar Please refer to Part 1 for the first part of this blog post. Salvaging parts for the sake of frugality or urban mining but not necessarily for the sake of circular economy. Salvaging … More →