Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change.
The programme brings together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions. Established in 2013 since then over 80 speakers from across the globe have contributed to the programme. urbanknights.org.
This special issue on repair cultures bring together artists, scholars and academics from India, France and the UK. Joining us will be:
Artist, writer, curator and founding director of Toxics Link the environmental NGO who work on chemical safety, toxics, waste and recycling in India, shares his experiences on waste and repair policy.
Addressing consumerism and disposable society, artist Benjamin Gaulon summaries the techniques he uses within his art and workshop programmes on e-waste recycling and planned obsolescence.
Sociologist and ethnographer, Lara Houston discuss her work on mobile phone repair in Uganda and shares her views on how repair work becomes infrastructural and translocal.