WHAT: Barnard College Director of Sustainability and Climate Action Sandra Goldmark, in partnership with Bard College’s MBA Program in Sustainability, will host the workshop Repair Scale-Up: Designing a Fixing City as part of New York’s Circular City Week. She will lead a conversation with Jennifer Russell, a professor at Bard and Virginia Tech; Sahra Svensson, an independent policy researcher and sustainability consultant; and Laura Novich, sustainability strategist at design company Hyloh. This interactive workshop will focus on scaling repair to build a “Fixing City,” exploring barriers and solutions from the perspectives of consumers, manufacturers, independent repair providers and policy makers.
WHO: Sandra Goldmark, Barnard College’s Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre, is a teacher, designer, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on innovative and sustainable engagement with material culture. In addition to her work as an educator and a set and costume designer for theaters around the country, Goldmark is the founder of Fixup, a social enterprise that employs local theater artists and other makers and technicians to fix household items, reenvisioning repair as a viable and necessary part of a sustainable, circular economy. Her op-ed in the New York Daily News shared details of her Barnard course “Things and Stuff,” in which students examine garbage collected on campus to learn about the economic assumptions and social norms around consumer culture and our impact on the environment.
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barnard College
3009 Broadway at 117th Street, New York, NY