Picture documenting an installation at the Seoul Art Museum. Outside in the courtyard with an urban backdrop there is a wooden ramp that Alice is in the center of in their wheelchair. There is a small crowd around the performer.Portrait Photo: C. Holley; Cover Photo: Seoul Museum of Art.
Headshot of Sara smiling against a black wall.

Sara Hendren

BCA Studio Residency Program

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Northeastern University. Her art and design works have been exhibited on the White House lawn under the Obama presidency, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Seoul Museum of Art, the Vitra Museum, and many others, and her work is held in the permanent collections at MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt. Her book What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World explores the places where disability shows up in design at all scales: assistive technology, furniture, architecture, urban planning, and more. It was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by NPR and won the 2021 Science in Society Journalism book prize. She has held residencies at Yaddo and the Carey Institute for Global Good, and she has been an NEH Public Scholar, a fellow at New America, and an artist fellow with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her commentary and criticism have been published in Art in America, The New York Times, Wired, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.