Temporary Press publishes books around art and design with an interest in ideas and practices exploring alternative or incidental notions of design. With limited resources, the press relies on economical design and production methods, often with a black-only Risograph and simple tools. Based in Singapore since 2018, Temporary Press is run by gideon-jamie and distributed internationally by Idea Books (ideabooks.nl). Contact us via email (temporarypress@gideon-jamie.com) or IG (@temporarypress

R for Repair


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edited by Hans Tan, 2021

designed by gideon-jamie

edition of 500
78 pages, offset printed
180 × 250mm, softcover (side-stitched)

ISBN 978-981-14-9583-0

Not too long ago, repair was the first response to a broken or worn-out item, but mass production has since made it easier and cheaper to replace instead. Such affordability comes at a price. The preservation desire that came with owning our possessions has given way to a covetous appetite for the new. R for Repair presents a counterpoint to our modern consumerist culture, where repair is either deprecated or, ironically, deemed extravagant. Shifting the concept of repair away from mere restoration, the projects featured in this publication — ten repaired objects by Singaporean designers and nine useful repair solutions by Industrial Design students — reimagine repair as an inspiring activity that produces interesting outcomes.