Repair in the Schools and Educational Non-Profits
The Culture of Repair Project supports incorporating Repair into existing or new classes and projects in East Bay schools and educational non-profits. We offer resources to facilitate bringing Repair into the classroom — grants, volunteers, and repair curriculum and materials from allied organizations.
Maker programs are being established in more and more schools. Repair’s problem-solving, materials exploration, design orientation, and systems thinking align exquisitely with Maker curricula, structures and objectives. Repair turbocharges Making.
In 2018 we began working with Agency by Design Oakland to develop approaches to productively integrating Repair into Oakland’s established Maker program. Classroom results are impressive — there’s considerable promise in this initiative.
We’re also in conversation with other East Bay schools and educational not-for-profits about adding Repair modules to existing classes, and/or developing new curriculum expressly about Repair. Interest is more than piqued; plans are stirring; it’s exciting to see.
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