I’ve been neglecting this website for a while now and that’s because life has been so full of other things. Studio 20/17 Project Space has been open in North Sydney for a few months now and The Repair Cafe is in full swing. We’ve even had a couple of pop-up jewellery repair cafes in North Sydney. I’m now doing a little teaching at UNSWAD and enjoying more and more work remaking jewellery for people.
On 31st May 6-8pm at the Australian Design Centre, I’m looking forward to speaking at an industry focused panel discussion for designers, makers and thinkers to contemplate the viability of transformative repair. Is transformative repair a response to problems of obsolescence and waste in product design? Does it have the potential to create an emergent service market for design and arts professionals? Consider these questions and many more – hosted by ABC Sydney’s Simon Marnie with Object Therapy curator and project designer, Guy Keulemans and featuring ‘Object Therapy’ designers, owners and special guests.