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.
We are a free repair community, and that’s how we’re going to stay: Free. We will never charge you for our service, and we will try our best to cover the replaced part itself. Sometime, however, we would need you to help out, too:
💵 For screen and battery replacements, we will cover up to 50% of the replacement part.
💵 For any other repair, we will cover up to 10% of the replacement part
💡 Each session has a limited budget; first come, first served.
Been fixing things since a teenager, yet I still can’t manage to fix my own relationships (_call me ;)_).
With a strong alternative-oriented music taste and a full-time pun maker job, I refuse to drown in the mainstream.
All in all, a gwei lou majoring in GCS a.k.a. Goodest Cantonese Swearing
Year 2 ISD student with a Michael Scott like sense of humour (or the lack thereof….).
Super enthusiastic about connecting technology with the human side of things to create sustainable, welfare-driven systems.
Love all things indie, all things tech and have a strong belief that existence is a social construct. Here to learn and share the fantastic art of repairing.
A local year-2 EVMT student who loves Twenty One Pilots.
Passionate about sustainability and figuring out ways to save the Earth other than banning straws.
A novice in repairing, trying not to hurt myself (or you…)