Repair on the Move, a critical design project collaboratively produced by the designers and researchers of Relative Creative.

Background

Following more than a decade of research and work with cultures of repair and sustainable futures, Repair on the Move offers a collective story, intended for children, of a possible near-future vision for Burleigh set against the context of a changing climate, decolonisation, migration and global unsettlement. The chapter’s key messages have been informed by Bec Barnett and Tristan Schultz’s forthcoming chapter in ‘Repair: Sustainable Design Futures’, ed. Markus Berger and Kate Irvin, Routledge.

Opportunity for futures

The narrative reimagines a Gold Coast future from a Gold Coast community perspective by drawing on local visions captured in the 2019 and 2020 Gold Coast City Futures forums, involving yarning, workshops, panel discussions, ethnography and mapping. Repair on the Move amplifies six scenarios of repair knowledge, skills and practices moving with people relocating from climate-impacted geographies and between people in existing pockets of repair, to draw attention to the ways repair could be embedded in everyday life as people navigate the climate crisis.

Our approach

Delivered through the powerful practices of storytelling in three modes—text, oral and visual—Repair on the Move reconceives what it takes to transition to a desirable and attainable future through localised imagination, agency and preparedness.

Listen to the audiobook here.

Access the free digital book here.

Purchase a hard copy here.

To request a free copy at your local school or library, please email us.

 

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