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Fixation Sandra Goldmark

Fixation By Sandra Goldmark

Fixation by Sandra Goldmark


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Summary

The disposable nature of stuff is the next frontier for the sustainability movement, Fixation explains, while offering a sustainable, simple path forward.

Fixation Summary

Fixation: How to Have Stuff Without Breaking the Planet by Sandra Goldmark

Our massive, global system of consumption is broken. Our individual relationship with our stuff is broken. In each of our homes, some stuff is broken. And the strain of rampant consumerism and manufacturing is breaking our planet. We need big, systemic changes, from public policy to global economic systems. But we don't need to wait for them. Since founding Fixup, a pop-up repair shop that brought her coverage in The New York Times, Salon, WNYC, and more, Sandra Goldmark has become a leader in the movement to demand better stuff. She doesn't just want to help us clear clutter--she aims to move us away from throwaway culture, to teach us to reuse and repurpose more thoughtfully, and to urge companies to produce better stuff. Although her goal is ambitious, the solution to getting there is surprisingly simple and involves all of us: have good stuff, not too much, mostly reclaimed, care for it, and pass it on. Fixation charts the path to the next frontier in the health, wellness, and environmental movements--learning how to value stewardship over waste. We can choose quality items designed for a long lifecycle, commit to repairing them when they break, and shift our perspective on reuse and preowned goods. Together, we can demand that companies get on board. Goldmark shares examples of forward-thinking companies that are thriving by conducting their businesses sustainably and responsibly. Passionate, wise, and practical, Fixation offers us a new understanding of stuff by building a value chain where good design, reuse, and repair are the status quo.

About Sandra Goldmark

Entrepreneur Sandra Goldmark is the founder of Fixup (formerly Pop Up Repair), an innovative social enterprise in New York City. She is also a theater set/costume designer, a leader in the field of sustainable theatrical design, and director of the Sustainability and Environment Program and associate professor of professional practice at Barnard College. She has an AB in American literature from Harvard College and an MFA in theatrical design from Yale University.

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CIN1642830453VG
9781642830453
1642830453
Fixation: How to Have Stuff Without Breaking the Planet by Sandra Goldmark
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Island Press
20200928
232
N/A
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