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Sara Hendren to talk about design and disability studies as inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock ’61 Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies (1/29)

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sara Hendren, artist, designer and researcher at the Olin College of Engineering, will be giving a lecture titled, “Necessary Tomorrows: Design and Disability Bending Disciplines” on January 29 at 5:30PM, Taylor Hall, Room 203. Hendren, the inaugural Anne McNiff ’61 Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary studies, frequently writes and lectures on prosthetics, disability studies, hybrid art-engineering practices, critical design, and related topics. Her work engages the human body, technology, and the politics of disability. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. She is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America and the recipient of a 2017 Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Sketch Model initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, designed to bring three years of programming and partnerships with practitioners in the arts and humanities to Olin students and faculty. Her first book, on the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design in everyday objects and environments, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.

In Spring 2019, Hendren joins Vassar as the inaugural Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies, helping to shape a new, flexible residency program designed to strengthen and deepen the engagement of faculty within Vassar’s Multidisciplinary Programs.

Sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty and the Anne McNiff Tatlock ’61 Mellon Endowed Fund in Multidisciplinary Studies.

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January 29
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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