REMAKE is a free community-based repair project that holds Repair Parties at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a fun, collaborative spirit. We thrive on skill-sharing and collaborative learning to fix technology and our relationship with it!
We know the pace of our consumption has real social and environmental costs. And we know people are frustrated with the throwaway culture around them. But we can do something about it.
This idea stemmed from the notion that people in Hong Kong are, generally speaking, quite affable towards new technologies, but maybe too much so.
While most people are interested in the latest and greatest, and wish to implement these technologies in their everyday lives, most of them go on a yearly tech purchasing spree without it being a real necessity.
While society-wide action must be carried out to fix this problem, we can still do our little bit, starting with our own community. What REMAKE is trying to do is a minor action focused on the mid- to end-stage of consumer electronics’ lifecycle, but which has been shown to have major implications throughout this and other industries: repairing.
― are largely to blame for the situation Hong Kong has seen itself in, not only in terms of WEEE, but in overall waste.
Yet, repairing, if done correctly and with the proper supervision, can be easy, fun, cheap and a great opportunity for the public to learn more about their own devices. As popularly promoted by iFixit, a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything
Repair saves you money. It saves the environment. And it connects us to our things.
Now a final year social scientist, I have been fixing stuff since I was a teenager.
Strongly passionate about society, environment and technology and finding ways to produce impactful change in the world other than by going vegan.
A Year 2 Dual-Degree Program student gifted with the power to wake up right before the bus reaches its stop.
I strongly embrace reducing consumption to save the environment (and my wallet).
I like to swim, work out, and snack.
Year 2 Computer Engineering local student and baseball addict.
I am enthusiastic about anything that makes the Earth a better place for everyone.
Go ahead and send me anything fixable other than phones, anything meaning anything. I’ll gladly fix it for you, if I can…
I am a Year 3 Computer Science student from Taiwan.
I am currently on exchange, but I’ll be back in no time to teach these guys how it’s done!