Tatlock Lecture: "A Scissor, a Shoe, the Sidewalk's Slant: Disability and the Unlikely Origins of Everyday Things"


Thursday, September 7, 2017


5:30 pm


Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium

Sara Hendren
Olin College of Engineering
NEH Public Scholar 2017

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 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. In 2017, she is the recipient of a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her first book, on the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design, forthcoming from Riverhead/Penguin. At Olin College, she is an Artist, Designer, and Researcher in Residence, where she is Principal Investigator on a three-year initiative to bring arts experiences to engineering students and faculty, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

Sponsored by the Tatlock Multidisciplinary Studies Initiative, and cosponsored by the Committees on Inclusion and Excellence, and the Creative Arts Across the Disciplines.

Lisa Brawley

Urban Studies Program