Rethinking Normal: Design, Disability, and Social Imagination
Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work includes social design projects, graphic arts, and mixed media collaborations that engage technology and the adaptive human body. Combining disability studies, speculative research, and critical design, her practice is a restless mix of engineering and the arts in pursuit of sharper questions about human capacity, worth, and interdependence. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collections at MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt. She has been a fellow at New America and the Carey Institute for Global Good. She is at work on her first book, on the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design, forthcoming from Riverhead/Penguin Random House.
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm
Gasson Hall, 100
Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467