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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Sara Hendren

Wonder + Skepticism

February 2, 2017

Sara Hendren

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material art and design works, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. Hendren’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at MoMA (NYC). Her writing and design work have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Tech, FastCo Design, and on NPR, among others. She teaches socially-engaged design practices, adaptive and assistive technology design, and disability studies for engineers-in-training in her role as assistant professor at Olin College. She writes and edits Abler, a digital publication that tracks and comments on art, adaptive technologies and prosthetics, the future of human bodies in the built environment, and related ideas.

Supported by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, stewards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.