Sara Hendren (2018) 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.
At Olin College, Sara is 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 U.S. and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art. She is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America and the recipient of a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Sara will continue work on a book for Riverhead/Penguin about unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design.