My approach to this project is rooted in my own experience with a painful disability. The Measure of Man—the book that inspired this work—is a part of a design history about something called Human Centered Design. That is, we design for the human rather than the market or the manufacturing process. That in itself is a fallacy, but I’d rather point to how the human body is centered here—literally placed at the middle of a page, standing, sitting, bending over. My body is centered when I enter a doctor’s office—I sit and wait for the doctor to come in and poke and prod and decide whether or not I am worthy of care.

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