Dorita Hannah

Dorita Hannah is Professor of Design at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington, New Zealand. A specialized architectural consultant in buildings for the visual and performing arts, she is interested in scenographic, interior, exhibition and installation design, as well as international performance design projects. Her publications include chapters in Eating Architecture (MIT Press, 2004), Exquisite Apart (NZIA, 2005), and The Senses in Performance (Routledge, 2005). Her current research focuses on “event-space” and the twentieth-century avant-garde, and ongoing collaborations with performing artists. In 2007, she was a jury member of the Prague Quadrennial. In 2006, she convened an International Symposium on Performance Design in Rome that brought together interdisciplinary architects, artists, performers, and theorists, resulting in the publication of an anthology.