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Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prostheses
August 21 @ 12:00 pm - October 9 @ 5:00 pm
Bespoke Bodies is a major, traveling exhibition program exploring the relationship between craft, design, material, and the human body through tactile objects, case studies, user stories, design process, historical references, and future concepts. The exhibition considers traditional artificial limbs as well as the broad range of physical, aesthetic, and cognitive human enhancements. Advancements in medicine, robotics, sensors, 3D printing, and more have transformed what’s possible for people living with limb loss and limb difference.
The exhibition surveys the past, present, and future of prosthetic design including passive, body-powered, electric, and biomechanical devices — along with advances in regeneration, transplant, and implant procedures. We’ve partnered with thought leaders and organizations driving prosthetic innovation for veterans returning from conflict, athletes, and everyday users.
In collaboration with Design Museum Everywhere, and the Prosthetic/Orthotics Program at the University of Hartford.