Every first tuesday of the month during 2014 we organise Trashlab fixing/hacking event in Kaupunkiverstas, Lasipalatsi from 16-19.
On 2nd of September workshop we´ll focus on fixing clothes and other textiles, led by Lotta Remming.
Trashlab (formerly known as Trashlab Repair Cafe) events are social occasions to gather and try to fix the things you have that are broken, and meet others who care about tinkering, fixing, hacking, and the problem of waste and obsolescence in society. For each event we have at least two expert-hosts, who will try to identify the problems or diagnose the broken item. We encourage people also to share their skills, learn from peer to peer and develop their own methods. While Trashlab cannot guarantee that all items are fixed (some might get diagnosed, some even more broken) - we can guarantee that participants will get more information on how to proceed with their broken item. Trashlab provides basic tools and materials for fixing, but if you have very specific items, you´d like to fix, please notify us in advance: paivi.raivio [-at-] gmail.com
Documentation of the ongoing events: http://trashlabfix.tumblr.com/
Kaupunkiverstas is the city library´s makerspace which has been opened in Lasipalatsi Kohtaamispaikka.
The makerspace if open for all and is equipped with: 3D-printers, 3D-milling machine, Vinyl cut labels and for packages, dedicated cartoon work-station where you can make your own comics, workshop spaces
Participation to the workshop is free but we happily accept small donations, which will go towards the tools and materials.
Trashlab was inspired by international fixer movement and started and run by Pixelache Helsinki, Finland. Trashlab is part of their around-the-year outreach & education programme, under the theme 'Waste/d': http://www.pixelache.ac/pixelversity/programme-2013/
Background info about Trashlab: http://trashlab.info/
Keep in touch online by join the Facebook group 'Trashlab' for notice of events.. Or send an email to: andrew [-at-] pixelache.ac and he will add you to trashlab [-at-] pixelache.ac list which is a google administrated group of pixelache.ac, and this list promotes the different Trashlab events outside Facebook.