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Care of Repair, Repair of Care: Repair’s Role in Craft and Community Salon

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Virtual via Zoom

WED, JUNE 15, 2022, 7– 8:30PM EDT


At every turn we are faced with choices to repair or discard and replace. As we consider a broken toy, blanket, coat, or pair of boots, we are channeling the values of repair, or lack thereof, that have been gifted to us by past generations. In our physical world, repair has been pushed to the margins, occurring in the dark of night, in the ‘maintenance hours’ by those made invisible. As bridges collapse around us, as school buildings deteriorate, as our relationships, our bodies, our minds and our spirits break down, we wonder why self-care and healing is so hard.

To center repair of the physical objects we use daily, we must first create them to be fixed when broken, to accept the love and care of repair that is needed for them to withstand. What does centering care of repair and the repair of care look like in our homes, our communities, our society? Can centering repair in our physical world lead to creating the time, space, and tools to repair other parts of our society?

Join a conversation with panelists:
Amy Meissner, Artist and Garment/Textile Repairer

Galust Khaytyan, Cobbler of Jimmy’s Shoe Repair

Seymour Beckford, Reupholsterer of Seymour’s Upholstering

And respondent, Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Vice President of Determined by Design

Discussion moderated by Alison Croney Moses, Associate Director at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts.

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This event is generously supported by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.