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In this blog I want to explore two interrelated themes in the Fixperts story thus far: ownership of the ‘fixes’ (the outcomes of the collaborations), and their potential wider applicability beyond the collaboration through which they were generated. These two themes are related because if a fix is deemed to be successful, thoughts quickly turn to if and how it might be applied to other users and other scenarios.

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It was a turning point in the history of resistance to economic injustice. The first to lose their jobs were textile artisans, replaced with the newly industrialized looms and frames. A small group of them assembled and started to invade the factories, destroy machinery and burn some factories down. The group named themselves “luddites”, after Ned Ludd, a young man who allegedly destroyed a stocking frame in an act of madness, about thirty years earlier. In a few months, the protest spread throughout England.

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On Monday 2th June Product Design students and some of their relatives were visited by a team of Fixperts. Fixperts devise and deliver learning and problem solving opportunities in venues worldwide and Lea and Maya came to FPHS work with our Year 9 students.

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When you knock at the door of a design school with the proposal of making a workshop they normally look at you with an odd expression and say they’ll get back to you.

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An international design competition Fixperts for improving real life situations

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Dr Adam Drazin, Professor of Anthropology at UCL, gives his round up of the Fixperts Super Salon ‘think tank’ which took place at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery, London on 25th June 2015.


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