26 Mar '13, 6pm

Each month for 11 years Michael Swaine has fixed clothes for free on a corner in San Francisco

Sitting behind his makeshift “sewmobile” for the greater part of a decade, Swaine says he’s been able to step out of his professional purview to create connections he otherwise wouldn’t have. Although he’s viewed as a “social artist” by some and a curiosity by others, Swaine insists he is merely a fellow citizen, a teacher, and a “guy who sews.” Viewed as “social artist” by some and a curiosity by others, Swaine insists he is merely a “guy who sews.” “I never like picking just one label…it cuts off conversations with groups of people,” Swaine tells Ecoutere. “From my side of things, once a month is a small effort and there are many other people doing big important things. My small act is mostly a gesture and for some it means a lot but I think the bigger importance is the example of participating, of being a citizen and acting outside of what is normal.” MENDING COMMUNITIE...

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