Tactile and critical media broadly refers to a number of approaches within art and design that bring together activism, network technologies and collaborative modes of making to comment on mainstream media forms. With the intention to create imaginative alternatives and playful views on the way in which we produce, consume and distribute media content, as well as design hardware and software. Repair Acts is firmly rooted in within this artistic tradition.

Partnering with artist and lecturer, Cliona Harney who leads the Fine Art, ‘Tactical and Critical Media’ module at NCAD (National College of Art and Design), Dublin. This event will work with students by connecting media art art practices relating to repair, broken world thinking, glitch and failure to current dialogues on art and the so-called anthropocene.

In advance of the session students will be each asked to upload three images of repaired objects and to bring these images (as a slide deck) and/or objects to the session, along with three accompanying statements which they would consider as necessary for the declaration.

Students work and discussions will contribute to the online “Peoples Archive of Everyday Repair” and “Repair Declaration” with images submitted being exhibited as part of our site-based installation in Kilbeggan on 3-6th Nov 2022.


12-13.00 : Tactile and Critical Making Perspectives on Repair, Teresa Dillon, plus group sharing of images and statements

13-14.00: Lunch

14-15.00: Group Discussion

Image Credit: Repair Acts Cards (v1), No School (2022), Image by David Miller