This week, I talk with Sara Hendren about the role of art in engineering and design, and how we can make use of unresolved questions, ambiguity and productive uncertainty, to make things that better serve human needs.
Sara 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 also runs the website Abler, “tracking and commenting on art, adaptive technologies and prosthetics, the future of human bodies in the built environment, and related ideas.”
- Sara’s course at Olin
- Haus Wittgenstein
- Olafur Eliasson
- Sarah Ross – Archisuits
- International symbol of access
- Accessible Icon Project
- Ivan Illich - Tools for Conviviality
- Slope Intercept
- Engineering at Home
This series of Looking Sideways is a Lighthouse production for Resonance 104.4 FM.