In 2012 and 2013, I had the privilege to work on redesigning and extending the website of the Dutch ‘Repair Café’ foundation. The Repair Café is aimed at changing our “throwaway” society: we get rid of vast amounts of things, even those that might be repaired very easily. In addition to that, repairing skills are quickly disappearing.
The Repair Café foundation organizes meetings in which people not only repair broken objects, but also gain valuable repairing skills. The initiative grew from a single project in Amsterdam to a vast number of local groups all over the Netherlands, and even across Europe and the world. I created the websites for the Dutch, French, English and German foundations.