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Dorita Hannah

Professor Dorita Hannah’s creative work, teaching and research focus is on the intersection between performance and space. She publishes on practices that negotiate art, architecture and theatre, with her designs incorporating scenographic, interior, exhibition and installation design, as well as a specialised consultancy in visual & performing arts architecture, and the creation of international dance-architecture projects with choreographer, Carol Brown. Productions include: Her Topia (Athens 2005), Aarero Stone (Wellington 2006), Tongues of Stone (Perth 2011) and Mnemosyne (Prague 2011). Focusing on ‘event-space’ her work investigates how the built environment housing an event is itself an event and an integral driver of experience.

Dr Hannah is an active contributor to the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) for which she has designed major exhibition-events, while sitting on several editorial and executive boards; including PSi (Performance Studies international), OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects & Technicians) and Performance Paradigm. Her publications include Performance Design, an anthology on trans-disciplinary design performativity, as well as the guest editorship of journals with themed issues on Performance/Architecture and Sceno-Architecture. Dr Hannah has gained international awards for her design and research (including gold and silver at WSD 2009), is currently Theory Curator for PQ 2015, and is co-directing Fluid States, PSi’s 2015 globally dispersed conference. She is completing a book for publication by Routledge Press titled Event-Space: Theatre Architecture & the Historical Avant-Garde.