Bridget Harvey has co-curated a project at the Camberwell Space called The Department of Repair as part of her PhD research. It is a two part project involving three weeks of workshops and exhibition, followed by three weeks of exhibition which will include the outcomes of the workshops.
The Department of Repair explores (re)making through fixing, repairing and mending. The project reframes the theme of ‘repair’, exploring its identities and its potential as an environmentally/socially engaged practice. The project aims to create space for broader interpretations of repairing, fixing and/or mending practice, exploring categories such as repair narratives, agents, materials, and methods/systems.
The project begins with an exhibition which showcases approaches to mending, guides and tools of repair. For the first three weeks, visiting (re)makers, (re)designers and repairers, who demonstrate and teach repair and re-making skills will run drop-in workshops. Outcomes from the workshops will be then added to the existing set of exhibits to form a larger exhibition. A two-part publication will complement the project with writings by and about the repairers and exhibits involved in the project.
- All workshops will take place at Camberwell Space as part of the exhibition.
- All workshops are free and open to the public.
For further information:
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Department of Repair website
- Workshop schedule & booking links
The project reception will be held on 3rd February, starting with a talk by Daniel Charny at 4pm, followed by drinks in the space until 8pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com