Repair

picture-4

An interesting manifesto by Amsterdam based Platform 21 on repairing. It is interesting, but I think we need to ask ourselves one question at first. If we can buy something which is cheaper than the high quality products, are we still willing to repair it? And is it worth repairing when it is more expensive than buy a new one?
So the basic question is, are we, especially in times of crisis, going to spend more €’s on high quality, and then, after years of intens usage, going to repair it; or are we keep buying the cheap stuff and replace it every time it breaks? I’d rather prefer the first option…

Read the complete manifesto here. And some reactions.