The Pop Up Repair Shop, located on Broadway, NYC, is a venture that aims to limit the amount of items that go to waste via the talented team of Sandra Goldmark and Michael Banta, a husband and wife team.
Sandra, a costume designer and theater professor at Barnard College and Michael, also at Barnard College as a theater production manager, have extensive experience fixing things. As this duo comes from theater background and have helped with set design and fixing things for shows, they decided to put their knowledge to good use and open up a shop with the help of an Indiegogo campaign.
After the smash success of their Indiegogo campaign, which raised well over their initial goal, the “reduce, reuse, recycle or repair” shop, as described by Dowser’s Oscar Abello, was opened. The one-month experiment of a shop provided fascinating information for research purposes as the shop owners had clients fill out questionnaires regarding their motives for bringing broken items into the Pop Up Repair Shop.
Pop Up Repair Shop Website
Pop Up Repair Shop on Indiegogo
Temporary Recycling Stores
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