What are our Repair Declarations?
Inspired by the activism and work of the Right to Repair movement, and that of artists who have been thinking about care, repair and maintenance, we will be co-creating through our website and workshops Ireland’s first Repair Declaration.
When you submit your repair story to our website, we will also be asking you to contribute what you think would enable more local, vibrant and sustainable forms of repair in Ireland and Westmeath. Throughout our storytelling and workshop events, we will also be gathering people’s opinions.
For example, perhaps you think we should create walk-in mobile repair units or that we should give VAT or tax breaks on repaired goods, or that we should make International Repair Day a major day in Ireland for celebrating our repair cultures.
Whatever your idea is, we welcome your suggestion. Once we have collated a number of statements, we will map all the ideas and create a single declaration that will be launched as part of our installation in Kilbeggan during 3-6th November 2022.