Selected Talks and Events

Selected Talks and Events


R-CADE Symposium, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Keynote talk -Right to Repair


The Conference, Malmo, Sweden
Festival of design and technology
Talk – Why does maintenance matter?
Hours Beirut, Lebanon
Design, culture festival in the city of Beirut, with the theme “High maintenance”
Presentation – What is Maintenance?


Repair Acts
International Network Meeting, Symposium & Exhibition, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Keynote talk – Towards a “repair and maintenance studies” via eight charismatic objects


Panel Moderator, Fixfest Repair Festival, London
System change and emerging challenges, with Alison Powell, LSE and Kyle Wiens, iFixit


4S, Boston
Making and Doing –     Citizen sensing, urban politics and practice-based research
Presentation – Collaborative urban sensing with the ‘Dustbox’ air quality monitor


Digital Cultures Research Laboratory, Leuphana University, Germany
Public lecture – The Politics and Aesthetics of Inventive Infrastructures of Repair
Internal workshop


Care – maintenance, repair and mending in a time of post-industrialism, Umea University, Sweden,
Keynote Presentation


Maintainers Conference
Paper and presentation – Unsettled repair tools: The death of the J.A.F. Box


Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Invited Speaker – Seminar Series
‘Original’ and ‘Chinese’ mobile phones: how categorisation work in the repair workshops of Kampala suggests new directions for ‘postcolonial computing’


Repair Work Ethnographies Workshop, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Invited Participant & Presenter – Revealing ‘infrastructures of repair’ – An ethnography of the local and trans-local relations that enable repair in downtown Kampala


Edinburgh University, UK
Invited Speaker – Social Informatics Seminar Series
Meeting “geeks and hackers” online. The turbulent world of software repair tools, and how conflicts between developers both enable and trouble mobile phone repair work