M. Architecture UTS
B. Design in Architecture UTS
Dana completed her Masters in Architecture at UTS in 2019. Her graduate thesis project focused on architecture’s relationship to identity at the scale of the individual and of the city. Her project was awarded the 2020 AIA NSW Technologies Award. Through her research, Dana aimed to challenge the limitations of current architectural communication techniques and its relationship to socio-political contexts. Going beyond drawing, she focused on more experiential forms of representation, like performative art, film, narrative writing, exhibitions, workshops and public lectures.
Dana is a founding member of student-run collective ‘Le Salon’, which hosts series of talks, workshops and interactive events across a number of creative disciplines.
She believes that architecture should be both beautiful and meaningful, striving to directly engage with the individuals it was created for, and she hopes to continue to explore the ways in which architectural communication can be more experiential.