Dana Karwas is the Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) at Yale and is a Critic at the Yale School of Architecture teaching courses related to mechanized perception and space architecture.  She holds an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. With her arts and research practice, Karwas has shown her work at Artspace, The Chelsea Art Museum, and The Museum of the Moving Image. Her experimental short film, Ultra Space: Terra Cosma, was awarded Best Documentary at the 2023 Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival.

Karwas has completed design projects and creative direction for a variety of clients ranging from Maya Lin Studio to Knoll Furniture. Karwas co-founded Maquette a Yale interdisciplinary arts and culture publication at CCAM with writer Alex Zafiris.  In Maquette, Karwas has interviews with Sarah Oppenheimer and Keller Easterling, and  is a frequent contributor to architecture publications including Paprika!, writing articles that challenge architectures relationship to technological offsets. She has contributed essays to exhibition catalogs  including The Opera House of the Future and her essay, Image Gravity: Defining Spatial Constructs for Invisible Phenomena is published by Springer.

Karwas is a fellow at the Aurelia Institute a nonprofit space architecture R&D lab, the NYU Tisch Collaboratory, and at Brandford College at Yale University. She has taught interdisciplinary art and architecture courses and New York University and Columbia University.

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