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Repair as Culture: Why Newer is not Always Better

Repair as Culture: Why Newer is not Always Better

Science for the People Canada is joining us for Science Literacy Week 2023!

The dependence on personal devices such as phones and laptops to manage our everyday lives has reached an all time high, we process so much information on a daily basis that the convenience of checking emails on a mobile device has become a necessity. Despite that, we seem to discard these devices nearly as easily as we pick them up, no longer pursuing repair or maintenance for these crucial parts of our lives.

This trend has not come out of nowhere, large manufacturers thrive on the constant discarding and purchase of newer technologies. And as landfills across the world start piling up with more and more e-waste, it is necessary to have a conversation about how repair has fallen off as a tool to reduce waste and prolong the lifetime of the things we own.

In this workshop, we will go over the concept of repair, both in terms of technology and as a general idea. How repair can act as a way to engage with the community and efforts worldwide to fight for the right to repair. It will also include a few suggestions and tips on how to integrate repair as part of your lifestyle and break out of the newness cycle.

Take a look at our Science Literacy Week calendar to find other great events on campus beginning September 18.

Related LibGuide: Science Literacy @ McGill by April Colosimo

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSSL - McLennan e-Classroom
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Science for the People Canada
Science Literacy Week
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Event Organizer

Andrea Miller-Nesbitt

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