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We’re over the moon about this year’s Fixperts Helen Hamlyn Award winner! The 2015 award was open to students who have contributed to the incredible range of projects of over 150 FixFilms from 17 countries now online. This year’s outstanding award-winning film is….


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In 2009, the designer Thomas Thwaites undertook an expedition to make a mass manufactured toaster, himself, from scratch. It was called The Toaster Project, and his undertaking raised many questions about our ability to make the machines that we take for granted in our everyday lives. 

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In October 2014 FIxperts was invited to participate in the Lodz Design Festival.

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When I first set about putting down some opening remarks about Readable Objects, the exhibition that we opened recently at The Aram Gallery, I found myself consistently getting tongue-tied.  Whilst words like ‘fix’ and ‘repair’ have taken on a new lease of life of late in a design context, they just didn’t seem the right fit for the work of Tomorrow’s Past. 

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One of the beauties of Fixperts is seeing the Fix Partner’s face light up when given the much-awaited final prototype. The video produced at the end sums up the process and the experience of Fixperts.  We get to see the project in a new way, seeing how the relationship evolved, both literally and emotionally, between the Fix Partner and the Fixpert. But what if at one point in this project the Fix Partner doesn’t want to collaborate? 

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Most broken things can be fixed, once you understand the problem. The problem might be simple, complicated or even complex, but some how it can be fixed.
The same way is true of solutions: these might be simple, complicated or complex - it all depends on what causes the problem and what is behind the it.


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