The repair of everyday objects is a way of healing the wounds of post-socialist transition and of building affective bonds, where the market forces people to think of each other only as rational and expendable actors. Francisco Martínez talks to Estonians practitioners of ‘remont’ about their motivations.
Researcher on the post-socialist condition and urban ethnography. Holds a PhD from Tallinn University. Has worked as a journalist in Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Istanbul and Lisbon, and has published widely.