For the past 13 years, Michael Swaine has organized the ‘Free Mending Library’ in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. It is located at 509 Ellis, which has been renamed the Tenderloin National Forest. He has been an analog designer with Futurefarmers since 1998. The interdisciplinary projects with Futurefarmers range from art to design to activism. Swaine studied at Alfred University, and University of California, Berkeley. His work is always collaborative in nature. He has shown work at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, MOMA, and the Guggenheim. And locally at the Exploratorium, Southern Exposure, and the Luggage Store Gallery. He is currently teaching ceramicsData , art, and interdisciplinary craft at Mills College and California College of the Arts.
Image Credits: ‘Erratum: a brief interruption in the waste stream’