REPAIRABILITY: REPAIR-MAKING AS MATERIAL AND SOCIAL ACTION
RepairAbility is both a personal project and my PhD (begun in 2013). In 2012 I began exploring making, community and object narratives through repair-making. Since starting this investigation repair has become a literal and metaphorical element of my practice.
By rooting myself in design activism, I have expanded my studio practice through visible, material repairing, and through social practices such as volunteering and facilitating repair workshops. My work also explores, meets and defies assumed aesthetics surrounding the recycled, renewed and repaired.