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ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022

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The Repair 2049

How smart are our smart devices if we cannot repair and reuse them?

Many people now own and interact with smart devices such as phones on a daily basis. The recent Right-to-Repair legislation does not allow people to easily nor affordably repair their smart devices like phones, speakers and watches. By 2030, there will be an estimated 25 billion smart devices in everyday use worldwide. When hardware breaks or software cannot support new updates, many will be thrown away and end up as landfill, contributing to climate change.

The Repair Shop 2049 raises awareness of these important issues through engagement with a range of creative and fun technology repair related activities.

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TitleESRC Festival of Social Science 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event