Fixfest 2022: 30 sep-02 Oct, Brussels

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. These sessions will generally focus on four key themes:

  • The Right to Repair around the world
  • Repairing in our communities
  • Repair and education
  • How to repair…

You can find the in-person programme here and the programme for Fixfest Online here.

Tickets are free and you can request yours today:


Fixfest FAQs

You can request a ticket to Fixfest using any of the links below:

Places are limited, so please make sure you are able to come before requesting a ticket. We will prioritise tickets for people already active in the repair community.

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.

You can find the programme here. Some sessions may change before Fixfest begins. You can find the programme for Fixfest Online here.

Here’s a quick summary of the schedule of events over the full three days of Fixfest:

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 small social event for Fixfest participants.

Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of October 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 opportunities for informal conversations and impromptu sessions on both days, particularly on Sunday. On Saturday, we also aim to host a number of separate online sessions for those who can’t join in person. We’ll finish Sunday with a public repair café in the afternoon.

Read our full Guide to Fixfest for more information.

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.

You are welcome to contact us at: [email protected]

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