The FIXER movement: a creative laboratory for repairing and solving

We met Dominic Tremblay, independent education consultant and facilitator during an edition of CréaCamp. He tells us about the FIXER movement which aims to give a new environmental and entrepreneurial vocation to creative laboratories.

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We met Dominic Tremblay, independent education consultant and facilitator during the CréaCamp in Casselman. He tells us about the FIXER movement which aims to give a new environmental and entrepreneurial vocation to creative laboratories.

In recent years, we have seen the number of creative labs (also known as Fab labs or Makerspace) increase in schools. This new educational trend promotes the development of students' creativity through projects carried out, among other things, with 3D printers, vinyl cutouts or sewing machines. In an era where we already use too much plastic, Dominic and his colleague Pierre Sarazin set out to find a solution to reduce the waste that was taking place in creative laboratories. To put this creative and educational space at the service of the community… and the planet!

They turned the MAKER movement into the FIX movement.

The goal of the FIXER movement is to give a new vocation to existing material in creative laboratories. Now clothes are being repaired instead of new ones being made, and parts are being made to repair furniture and appliances. Students become entrepreneurs and engage in authentic tasks that meet a real need in the community.

We invite you to listen to the interview to learn more about the foundations and impact of the FIXER movement. To find out more follow Pierre and Dominic

Produced with the support of Carrefour Éducation
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Stephanie Dionnehttp://ecolebranchee.com/famille
Stéphanie Dionne is director of development and partnerships, facilitator and speaker. It contributes to the influence of players in the education sector and its ecosystem. In addition, it supports parents, teachers and workers in a mentality of co-education in order to allow young people to become fulfilled citizens in the digital age.