The Maintainers is a global, interdisciplinary research network whose members share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain the human-built world. The group is holding its second conference, “The Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Orders,” to be hosted at Stevens Institute of Technology on April 6-9, 2017. The program is now available.
The group also runs an occasional blog and has a mailing list to which those interested can subscribe; they also have a Twitter account. Questions may be addressed to Lee Vinsel at email@example.com.