Name, first namePfeifer, ChristianYear of birth1985UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldEvent DesignTitle of projectmein kōnsumAbstract„Repairing is sexy and rescues the world“ heads the Swiss Radio Station SRF on September 3rd, 2013. Nearly everyone seems to agree about this, but the throw-away mentality is still dominating. But why?

Knowing that a lot of people in Zurich want to repair and beside Zurich has many public DIY-workshops already, I want to know for what the obstacles are on „repair-it-yourself“. Therefore, I created a survey on customer-side and made observations and interviews on side of the workshops.

Target group are people who want to repair, but in fact are (still) not doing it. They need impulse and assistance to repair on their own that should be given with this project. Furthermore, I give the target group the ability to build and convert things.

In the first instance I want to concentrate on self-repairing of things of the own household on a manual way. Doing it yourself is the main power to stimulate new self-initiated repairs.
TutorsBitten Stetter, Martina Eberle, Francis Müller