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The Edited City: Play, Criticality, Access

The Edited City: Play, Criticality, Access
230 College Street, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, Room 103
Time: Apr 7th, 6:30 pm End: Apr 7th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Urban, Information, Faculty of, Human Geography (UTSC), Geography & Planning (FAS), Critical Theory, Cities and Humanities, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Lecture by Sara Hendren, artist and design researcher

The JHI Working Group on Experiencing the City: In Translation and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design are pleased to present a public lecture:

Sara Hendren

The Edited City: Play, Criticality, Access

How can critical design work engage new publics, and new politics? In this lecture, Sara Hendren discusses two of her ongoing public design projects as experiments toward the “edited” city—provisional, performative acts that alter and investigate invisible conditions of the built environment. Drawing together debates in the history of science, the social theory of skateboarding, the politics of amateurship, and the future of universal design, she examines the operative work of what’s often called “interrogative” or “discursive” design for imagining new narratives in city planning.

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer in Cambridge Massachusetts.  She makes material and digital artworks, writes and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is held in the permanent collection at MOMA (NYC), and her writing and design work have appeared in the Boston Globe, The Atlantic -- Tech, FastCo Design, and on National Public Radio (US), among others. She lectures in the Industrial Design and Digital Media departments at the Rhode Island School of Design, and she writes and edits Abler, a syndicated column now also on Gizmodo.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at (416) 978-5038.

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