Fixfest 2022: 30 sep-02 Oct, Brussels

Save the date: 30 September – 02 October 2022

We’re delighted to announce Fixfest 2022, an international gathering for community repair in Brussels this autumn. This year’s edition is being organised by The Restart Project in close collaboration with the European Right to Repair Campaign, and Belgian partners Repair Together and Repair & Share.

On Friday the 30th of September, the focus will be on the Right to Repair, with sessions exploring how policy developments in Europe can make repair easier, cheaper and more accessible for everyone. The policy programme is curated by the steering group of the Campaign.

This will be followed by a weekend of more community-focused workshops and sessions, many of which will be suggested and run by attendees.

We’ll share links to book your (free) ticket to attend Fixfest soon. In the meantime, save the date, suggest a session and make sure you sign up for email updates below.

Propose a session

Fixfest will include an ‘unconference’ – a series of open sessions on 1st and 2nd October proposed and led by attendees. This is your chance to shape the programme and run sessions you think are interesting. If you have something you’d like to share and would like to run a session, let us know by the 11th of August.


Fixfest FAQs

We aim to start releasing tickets from the 11th of August.

To make Fixfest accessible to an international audience, the main language will be English. However, there will also be some sessions in French and Dutch/Flemish.

We are still building the final programme, but here’s a rough schedule of events over the three days:

On Friday the 30th of September, the focus will be on the Right to Repair, with a morning of sessions exploring how EU policies can be instrumental in overcoming barriers to repair. The policy programme is curated by the steering group of the European Right to Repair Campaign. On Friday evening, there will be a social event for Fixfest participants.

Saturday the 1st of October and Sunday the 2nd are the main days of Fixfest, featuring community-focused workshops, presentations and discussions, many of which will be suggested and run by attendees. There will be plenty of opportunities for informal conversations on both days, particularly on Sunday. On Saturday, we also aim to host a number of online sessions for those who can’t join in person. We’ll finish Sunday with a public repair café in the afternoon.

The main venue for Fixfest (Saturday 1 Oct – Sunday 2 Oct) is:

Les Ateliers des Tanneurs

Rue des Tanneurs 58-62 (Reception n°60A)

1000 Brussels, Belgium

It’s a 10-15 minute walk from Brussels Midi train station, which connects directly to Brussels airport and train stations across Belgium and other major cities such as London, Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and more.

You can also reach Les Ateliers des Tanneurs by Brussels public transport (bus, metro or tram) or by car. See the venue’s website for details.

We recommend staying near the main Fixfest venue (Les Ateliers des Tanneurs). Here are a few nearby options we have identified:

Hotels

Hostels

Apartments/BnBs

Public transport is the easiest way to move around Brussels and you can use a contactless bank card to pay for most journeys. For a journey planner, maps, timetables and ticket info for the metro, trams and buses, see STIB-MIVB.

If you prefer to cycle, you can use city bikes from Villo.

Updates about Fixfest

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