We can always buy new, and continue in a one-directional path of more stuff. Or we can do something different for our generation, and mend the old. Repair. “Repair is a language that takes time to learn. In amateur hands, it is patch job, a temporary fix. In professional hands it is something else – a talent to mend, to heal, to expand a things lifespan. ‘Throw away those old things,’ they say, as they build in obsolescence to ensure new purchases. But among the backstreets you will find a rebellious tradition that honors recovery.”
Take time to watch the Guardian’s inspiring short film, The Art of Repair. It may just change your outlook on the things you own, and even the choices you make.
image Daniel Kulinski