Visible mending: Everyday repairs in the South West

Steven Bond, Caitlin DeSilvey, James R. Ryan



  • Uniformbooks
  • 2013
  • ISBN 978 0 9568559 9 2
  • 160 pages
  • Softcover
  • 23.5 × 14.5 × 1.3 cm

In September 2010 a team of three researchers—two cultural geographers and a photographer—set out to find and visit workplaces in the South West where people repair broken things. Notebooks and cameras were the project tools, and these tools produced an extensive archive of texts and images, a selection of which are printed in this book, the culmination of eighteen months of fieldwork.
The project was inspired by an attraction to the aesthetics of these workplaces, but also by an interest in what the practices of fixing, mending, repair and renewal could reveal about the way people value things, and each other.