Repairing the World

A new book in German on the worldwide growing number of repair initiatives: ‘Repairing the World – Open Source and DIY as post-capitalist practices’ (my own translation). This book collects ways of doing things together beyond market and state. The book can be downloaded for free from the editor’s website.


Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.