A global gathering for community repair
Fixfest is a regular global gathering of repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, and companies from all over the world.
For this third edition, we’re meeting in Brussels for Fixfest 2022. We're planning a weekend of discussion, workshops, and more-both with you and by you. Explore the full programme here. Between sessions there will be time to meet new people and form new connections.
Update: Fixfest has finished!
A huge thank you to everyone who came and made Fixfest such an amazing event!
We’re delighted to announce Fixfest 2022, an international gathering for community repair in Brussels this autumn. This year’s edition is being organised by The Restart Project in close collaboration with the European Right to Repair Campaign, and Belgian partners Repair Together and Repair & Share.
On Friday the 30th of September, the focus will be on the Right to Repair, with sessions exploring how policy developments in Europe can make repair easier, cheaper and more accessible for everyone. The policy programme is curated by the steering group of the European Right to Repair Campaign.
This will be followed by a weekend of more community-focused workshops and sessions, many of which will be suggested and run by attendees. Most sessions will fall into one of four main themes:
- Repairing in our communities
- The Right to Repair around the world
- Repair in education
- How to repair…
You can find the programme here.
What language(s) will Fixfest be in?
To make Fixfest accessible to an international audience, the main language will be English. However, there will also be some sessions in French and Dutch/Flemish.
Where can I see the programme?
You can find the programme here. See below for the schedule of events.
How can I travel to Fixfest?
Fixfest will take place in multiple venues in Brussels. But the main venue for Fixfest (Saturday 1 Oct - Sunday 2 Oct) is:
Les Ateliers des Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 58-62 (Reception n°60A)
(map link) It's a 10-15 minute walk from Brussels Midi train station, which connects directly to Brussels airport and train stations across Belgium and other major cities such as London, Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and more.
You can also reach Les Ateliers des Tanneurs by Brussels public transport (bus, metro or tram) or by car. See the venue's website for details.
How can I travel around Brussels?
Public transport is the easiest way to move around Brussels and you can use a contactless bank card to pay for most journeys. For a journey planner, maps, timetables and ticket info for the metro, trams and buses, see STIB-MIVB.
If you prefer to cycle, you can use city bikes from Villo.
Where can I stay?
We recommend finding accommodation near the main Fixfest venue (Les Ateliers des Tanneurs - map link). Here are a few nearby options we have identified:
- La Grande Cloche
- Hotel Neufchatel
- Hotel Windsor
- The Augustin
- Urban Yard Hotel
- Euro Capital (Special Fixfest offer: book a twin room for the price of a double by emailing Aisha Javed – firstname.lastname@example.org – and using 'Fixfest' in the subject line).
- The Bruegel Hostel
- JES Sleep Inn (perfect for group bookings)
Fixfest 2022 is organised by The Restart Project, in collaboration with Repair Together, Repair & Share and the European Right to Repair Campaign. It is supported by the EU Interreg Sharepair project and sponsored by Backmarket and iFixit.