We were delighted to be invited to be part of Brighton Universities Bridge Circus in December. The event launched The True Value of Materials exhibition in the Grand Parade Gallery and brought together some amazing designers, innovators, businesses and academics.
We held a two day repair cafe in the university and enlisted a group of furniture, product and architecture design students from the foundation course at University for the Creative Arts to help people to repair their stuff.
The panniers on the ladies bike kept getting caught in the back wheels and were going to rip,
so Sam went to work to make a frame for them to be attached to.
He cut some plywood down to the size needed, drilled holes in it then used cable ties to attach the panels.
put the panniers back on the bike
and fixed them in place using the straps.
Then Callum went to work on the basket.
replacing the broken wicker base with a piece of plywood cut down to size
and using cable ties to attach it through holes drilled into the wood.
Then Mark lent a hand
and they attached the basket back on the bike
Screwing and strapping it back into place
and taking pride in their handy work.
Meanwhile Jonathan, Mark and Jack went to work replacing another bikes inner tube…
Christine taught Tom, Krzysz and Mark how to crochet and they helped her repair the blanket her dog had been munching on!
Whilst Hatice, Dilan and Claire showed off their sewing skills
Joshua and Victoria learnt to darn their gloves.
Dan fixed a DVD player
All in all it was a busy couple days with lots of people popping by for a chat and to find out more about what we were doing.