I really enjoyed this interview of Sara Hendren, a designer who amalgamates design with disability justice, creating critical works centered on needfulness and accessibility. She speaks really well on how we should be looking to design functional objects centered on ‘what if’ needs, not being limited by present imagination. Altogether, her artwork, and her recent book, is centered on enduring themes of how people adapt to their surroundings.
One Comment Add yours
Wow. “nearly everything human beings make and use is assistive technology, meant to bridge the gap between body and world. Yet unless, or until, a misfit between our own body and the world is acute enough to be understood as disability, we may never stop to consider—or reconsider—the hidden assumptions on which our everyday environment is built.”
Just put her book into my holds from the library. Thank you for sharing her work!