18.01.2014 – 02.02.2014

Vitra Design Museum Gallery

In 2010, the Dutch initiative Platform 21 published the so-called »Repair Manifesto«, beginning with the slogan »Stop Recycling. Start Repairing«. It proposed a counter-model to today’s throwaway society, which is quicker to discard and buy new than to mend and keep. Designers, theorists and everyday consumers have since increasingly explored the new culture of repairing – it is no longer seen as a second-best emergency solution, but as a valid cultural and economic practice. The experimental exhibition »Repair!« is the outcome of a performance forming part of Basel Museums Night, during which visitors can bring objects to the museum and repair them with the help of professionals. The best solutions become part of the exhibition. Join in!