In ten years of doing research and collaborations and being mentored, I’ve learned to see disabled people as doing the most creative work that is also the most urgent work of body meeting world. And I think it’s really critical to keep both of these things closely together.
Sara Hendren: One proactive thing we do with students at Olin in their first year on team collaborative projects is we have them identify and separate the team’s goals from their individual learning goals.
I want to talk about a general disposition toward ability and disability that I try to embody in my own work and the work that I do with students. That disposition is a kind of productive uncertainty in engineering and design.