Reimagining Repair

01nov6:00 pm7:00 pmReimagining RepairBuilding a Grassroots Economy From The Ground UpZoom, Online6:00 pm - 7:00 pm OrganiserRoyal Conservatoire of ScotlandEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice

Event Details

Join us on November 1st as we kick off our COP26 activities with an online discussion exploring the present and the future of the repair economy. If you’ve ever wanted to understand the world of repair, learn more about Remade Network or even set up your own repair projects this discussion is for you.

We live in a throwaway society and Remade Network is on a mission to put repair back in the heart of our local communities through our affordable repair services, digital inclusion, education and training projects and desktop distribution project. Remade Network’s grassroots approach to repair is a community-led circular economy model that is both radical and participatory. We believe that a circular economy cannot just be about business efficiency gains but must be inclusive and focused on tackling inequality and empowering diverse voices just as much as it is about greening the economy.

You will hear from our founder & director Sophie Unwin on how Remade Network has grown and developed over the last three years, our city-wide model, and our exciting plans for the future. We will also welcome contributions from Glasgow City Council and speakers who work across different sectors on the impact Remade Network has achieved and benefits of building a grassroots repair economy from the ground up. The event will be moderated by Remade Network’s finance and education co-ordinator Lauren Crilly. Here is some more information on our speakers:

Neil Paterson is Service Development Manager at Glasgow Life and Chair of the Directors at Remade Network. He is the lead for Digital Inclusion and Participation for the city as part of the Digital Glasgow Strategy and works with SCVO and the Scottish Government on the Connecting Scotland digital inclusion Programme.

Sarah Deas is a trustee for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland. She is a visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and a chair of North Ayrshire’s expert advisory group on Community Wealth Building. Sarah has been a long time supporter of Remade Network.

Michael Roy PhD is a Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, and leads the Social Economy Research Group there. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals on the health and wellbeing impacts of social enterprises; on social enterprise policy ‘ecosystems’; and novel (and contentious) approaches to funding social innovations, such as via Social Impact Bonds.

Marie Ward has worked as CEO of Cranhill Development Trust for the last 14 years. With responsibility for funding, facilities management, strategy and impact, Marie works closely with local policymakers to improve the quality of life for the people of Cranhill and the surrounding areas. Marie believes in community-led responses and leads a vibrant team committed to meeting the changing needs of the people of Cranhill.

Cranhill Development Trust has been working in partnership with Remade Network for the last year.
Jen Gale runs the popular blog Sustainable(ish). She is passionate about the power of individual people making a difference in the movement against climate change. Jen notes sustainability is not a department, it’s everyone’s job!

So celebrate COP26 in Glasgow by joining us for a FREE discussion on the bright future of the repair economy and learn more about how this can benefit people and the planet. For more information on Remade Network, you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.



(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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