"Repair is often out of necessity. Something falls apart and we put it back together. We as a group will pause in this stage where things have fallen apart. Bring something that is broken. It can be something that just fell apart, or something that you took apart but now can’t seem to put back together, in several pieces. Something that had a long life or you just bought it. Bring the pieces. We will start by holding what is not together. We will each tell the story of the parts. Our pieces together will lead to a new possible future. "
Join Michael Swaine at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, with a broken object in tow, to experience a new kind of fixing.
About Michael Swaine:
Michael Swaine was originally trained as a ceramicist, but he works in a variety of materials, methods, and media and has had a long-time focus on collaborative work - in particular with Futurefarmers. He has participated in exhibitions at teh Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Guggenheim, New York among others. His Free Mending Library received notice on CBS Nightly News in May 2015, winning him a Jefferson Award for Public Service in San Francisco two months later. Swaine holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MA from the College of Environmnetal Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Swaine began teaching at the University of Washington in 2015.
Suggested donation $15
This event is held in conjuction with The Future of Fixing.
The Future of Fixing was originally created by From-Now-On and adapted and curated by Marilyn Zapf of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.