I am Sandra Goldmark, founder of Fixup, a series of pop up repair shops in New York, and author of Fixation. Now I am trying to educate the world about how we can build a better relationship with our stuff. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit! My journey with “stuff” started with a broken toaster. Then a broken vacuum. I didn’t want to buy new stuff, I just wanted my stuff to work. So I started Fixup, a pop up repair shop in New York. As I fixed thousands of broken items, I learned about the emotional connections that we all have to our stuff – and the ways that businesses are designing things to be thrown out and replaced. I wrote [Fixation](https://bookshop.org/a/1428/9781642830453) with what I learned to help us imagine a different way to have stuff - one that works for individuals, businesses, and the planet. I am also a theater set designer and the Director of Campus Sustainability at Barnard College.
AMA about the broken stuff in your lives, how to have a healthier relationship with your stuff, how we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and circular economy, or how stuff and theatre go together.