First we're going to talk about social housing.
"The state regeneration program of demolition and rebuild is not a financial necessity, it's a political choice, and we need to challenge it"
We're now switching over to Natalie Kane, who is going to tell us about adult nappies.
"Most nappies are extremely rudimentary garments [and it's surprising there hasn't been more R&D on fixing this]"
She provides an example of amazon recommending nappies as a "frequently bought together" with call of duty. 🤨
But also darker things because capitalism. e.g. US poultry workers who get no bathroom breaks wearing adult nappies on the job.
[Ed. I'll try to find a link later for people who don't have the handout rather than try to summarise things that are on it]
A: "That's because there's a whole separate talk in that." #Maintain2018
A: "The residents have reacted very favourably, the people with control (e.g. the council) have been very hostile" #Maintain2018
[Ed. I'm not clear on *why* they were sent to France. For repair and use there?]
While we're having A/V problems, she mentioned that she and a friend talk about the mismatch in expectations most presentation tools have for women, and they'd like to start a company to fix that. What a good idea!
* Is this hobby actually a good idea?
* Can I recommend it to others?
[Ed. I feel that way about FOSS development]
A: "I've always been quite resistant to being institutionalised. [Discussion deferred to later]" #Maintain2018
[Ed. I'm very happy when people understand this dynamic]
[Ed. I know those feels]
It's easy to prioritise the more adversarial groups and deprioritise the friendly ones. This is a mistake!
"If somebody is overloaded and feels like work is inescapable, that's the beginning of the end"
"Prioritise peace, prioritise people first."
[Ed. Sympathies for the speakers who have learned this the hard way!]
"There's also this motivation of... restoring the world order, capturing and categorising everything"
[Ed. Wow that sounds familiar]
"Andy made a joke in the shower and it just kindof took off and had a power all of its own"
We want to distinguish between actual innovation, and innovation-speak which is how we talk and think about innovation.
1. Technology is not innovation.
2. Infrastructure is crucial.
3. The Maintainers: Labor, Status, Identity, and Inequality
First up is Chris Hellawell, from the Edinburgh tool library.
[Ed. This is a metaphor for mental energy, not the more literal interpretation, under which our goal would be to be empty]