In our latest episode of the podcast, we’re bringing you an interview recorded at last year’s Fix Fest in Brussels, Belgium. I speak with Beat Schneiderhan and Carl Mau, students at the Rudolf Steiner School, in Munich, Germany about Fixing For Future, that school’s student run repair clinic that serves both students and the wider community by repairing a wide range of personal electronics, home appliances and more.
Beat and Carl talk about the Rudolf Steiner’s school’s repair curriculum - a multi year curriculum that starts in middle school and extends through high school, teaching students the basics of repair including skills like soldering and other electronics skills. The school has compiled its experiences into a guide for other school districts interested in making repair part of their curriculum.
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In this conversation, Beat and Carl talk about the challenges they face repairing modern devices and also the many benefits that Fixing for Future has imparted - including skills needed to operate a small business.
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Video Podcast and Transcript
Below, find a video of my interview with Beat and Carl as well as the text transcript of our conversation. Access to the video interview and the transcript are reserved for premium subscribers.