WindowWindow - C Tom Albrecht Repair culture

Window – C Tom Albrecht

In our throwaway society, the old culture of repairing has gone out of fashion. However, craftsmen, more private individuals and, for example, new repair cafes are still saving goods from being thrown away. This is easier on the wallet and on the environment. Repair culture contributes to sustainability.

What does a culture of repair look like? What is repaired where and how? Is there a new aesthetic of repairing?

Artists of the culture of repair give their answers with objects, installations, photos, sound, video, film and performance

Isabella Gresser
Stephan Gross / Jorn Birkholz
Hye Young Kim
Javier Perez Lanzac
Annegret Muller
Matthias Moseke & Mathias Pelda
Helge-Björn Meyer & Katja Richter
Michael H Rohde
Sven Again


Exhibition, performance, lecture, talks

4.4. – 23.5.2014, Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

Vernissage 28.3. 7 p.m., dance intervention REPAIR.MOVE, Helge-Björn Meyer & Katja Richter, video 3:14
Artist talk Artists talk to guests about their works April 4, 7 p.m
Lecture Talk Fr. April 11, 7 p.m., Elisa Garrote Gasch “One year Repair-Café X-Berg”
Closing event May 23, 7 p.m

Repair possibilities in Berlin and elsewhere

Overview of repair cafes

Repair cafes in Germany

1. Berlin repair atlas by sector

Capital of repairers: video 26:24, addresses: fine bag makers, precision mechanics

Self-help bike repair shops

Repair guide for the district office of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Repair professionals: washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, dryers, freezers, electric cookers, TV sets

youtube guides

Repair services for electronic devices in Berlin

Repair guide for Berlin Moabit (West)

and many cobblers, tailors, locksmiths, workshops…

Curator : Tom Albrecht