Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.
If you like the manifesto - evolve it, improve it.
We spent ages on it, arguing over what was important and what wasn’t - crafting, editing and tweaking. But fixing is something people feel strongly about, so we’re pretty sure you won’t agree with all of it, and you'll want to fix it. So this is version 1. There are plain text (Markdown), EPS, and PDF copies on GitHub, where you can contribute improvements, fork the manifesto, or make stuff with it.
What people are doing with the manifesto. (We're just getting started).
We hope the Fixer's Manifesto will find its way to the fixers of the world.
It's already started its journey with the people fixing things in our local area in East London.
Here are some of the first people to adopt it and amend it.
Where will it go next?
Email [email protected] and show us where you've put your manifesto or what you've amended — we’ll put the best up here.
We made letterpress prints of the manifesto, even though you can download it for free. Each one ships with a pink pen for editing. They’re actually pretty awesome.To the prints!