3 July 2020
Through a series of short articles published by the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Tom Lee muses on the need for a new discipline of design education – Repair. He asks: What would a degree in the discipline of repair look like? How would it feel? What could be learned? And where and who can we learn from? Through these questions, Lee begins to build a case for reconsideration of how we think about and educate around design and repair.
1 April 2020
Tom Lee was interviewed by Fashion Features Director at Vogue Australia, Alice Birrell, for her article on repair in the context of fashion, The Way We Wore.
10 February 2020
Today an abridged version of our ‘Right to Repair’ discussion panel was released as a podcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program, and it will be aired on 13 February 2020. Thanks again to panellists Leanne Wiseman, Annette Mayne, Guy Keulemans and John Gertsakis, and to Guido Verbist for his input. You can listen here.
23 October 2019
The Right to Repair on ABC Radio’s Nightlife program
Jesse Adams Stein was interviewed on ABC Radio’s Nightlife program, hosted by Suzanne Hill. (Listen to the full program here. She was joined by Associate Professor Leanne Wiseman and Guido Verbist (The Bower). The type of interview is a nice format – a whole hour to discuss repair, the right to repair, and how design and law intersects with these issues. Callers rang in to discuss their frustrations with corporate monopolised control over repair industries and the problem of proprietary software. Automotive repair featured dominantly in this discussion which was interesting, as it’s often other kinds of objects that are highlighted (sometimes it’s kitchen appliances that take the focus). As always, iPhones were also the centre of some people’s outrage, no surprises there! Everyone has a story about broken things they tried to fix and couldn’t. These personal stories will be central to mobilising public engagement with repair and design issues. It was also great to see our program was listened to by Nathan Proctor, Head of the Right to Repair Campaign (US) with the United States Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG).
24 September 2019
Stop the presses! In praise of pan toasties
15 July 2019
How can design reduce waste?
Our Repair.Design research was profiled in an interview on Radio Adelaide. In a segment titled ‘Design to Reduce Waste’, Jesse Adams Stein spoke to Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann from Radio Adelaide’s Breakfast show, about the anti-repair legacy of companies such as Apple, and some design strategies for more repairable electronic products. Listen here.
14 July 2019
The relationship between repair and design
Tom Lee was interviewed by Deb Tribe on ABC Adelaide’s Drive about the relationship between design and repair. The segment also prompted listeners to phone in and discuss their repair stories and frustrations.
12 July 2019
Design and Repair
Our team published this article in The Conversation, opening up the relationship between design and repair.
4 June 2019
A Degree in Repair?
Tom Lee published this piece in Medium, pondering about what a degree in repair might look like.