The International Repair Café Week (IRCW) is almost here again! It’s happening from 14 to 22 October. All over the world volunteers will be organising meetings focusing on repairs. With the IRCW we are putting the subject of repairs in the international spot light.
Repair Café is 8
On Wednesday 18 October 2017 it will be exactly eight years since Martine Postma organised the very first Repair Café. On this day in 2009, dozens of locals came to a theatre in Amsterdam-West with broken items. And now there are almost 1,400 Repair Cafés in 33 countries on six continents.
The IRCW is not a big party at one location. The IRCW is a huge party spread across hundreds of Repair Café locations! Every team celebrates its own party by repairing items with visitors. Maybe they’ll have a special theme or bunting with cakes. Anything’s possible. The local organisers decide.
Repair Café on campus
Repair Café Portland, in the United States, for example, will be hosting a repair session on the campus of the local Community College.
Would you like to show that you are also a fan of repairing? Then visit a Repair Café in your neighbourhood during the IRCW. Or organise your own. Repair Café International will gladly help you get started.