Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, writer, and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work includes social design projects, graphic arts, and mixed-media collaborations that engage technology and the adaptive 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.
Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, and is held in the permanent collections at MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. She was a 2017-18 fellow at New America and the Carey Institute for Global Good and is at work on her first book, on the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design, forthcoming from Riverhead/Penguin Random House. She is an Artist, Designer, and Researcher in Residence at Olin College of Engineering.