At the Unstable Design Lab we interweave anthropology, art, design, and engineering to imagine the future of human-technology relationships. Specifically, we explore how instability, the idea that technology may challenge humans, or not work as humans expect, is a quality we should embrace in design in order to live more humanely, creatively, and sustainably with technology. The Unstable Design Lab is directed by Laura Devendorf and is currently accepting research students. For inquiries, email

The Unstable Design Lab is pleased to announce the creation of a 6-week experimental weaving residency for the summer of 2019. Application deadline is January 31st. Apply now! 

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