Guest Lecture
ONA Fokushalle and Online
Urbanism in a Broken World

Commitment To RepairSilke Langenberg, Yves Ebnöther, and Sara Zeller

Repair is now on everyone’s lips—as an act, a method, an agent of change, a solution. The recent publications Upgrade: Making Things Better and the ARCH+ issue The Great Repair, as well as the ongoing exhibition Repair Revolution! at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich communicate the different approaches to repair and reflect on our habits of production and consumption as a society. But are we truly “committed to repair?” Do we know what that commitment entails? How can we transform from a society, a profession, or an economy, which considers the new as “the highest good,” to one, which demands “the right to repair?”

Michael Wolf, Bastard Chairs, Michael Wolf Estate Chair No. 26. Courtesy of Michael Wolf Estate.