Danica Selem

Danica Selem is an architect and a theater artist born in Split, Croatia and currently residing in New York City. After receiving her bachelor of arts in architecture and urban design from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, she worked at 3LHD studio and then received her master of architecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She gained her teaching experience at the Pratt Institute and at the New York City College of Technology as well as being part of an administrative working group at the School of Apocalypse. While still an undergraduate student, she won a public competition for Park Kata Soljic in Zagreb with Marija Horvat and Dora Jerbic, which was built and completed in 2016.

Selem's work spans from architectural projects, set design, visual and spatial art to theater directing, performance, and education. She is interested in the perception of space and its cultural, as well as social and emotional implications. She strongly believes in the power of collaboration and transversality of disciplines. She collaborated with artists including Nona Hendryx and Peter Macapia, and her work has been shown at the Pioneer Works Gallery, Dixon Place Theater, JACK, Cherry Lane Theater, Cabinet, among others.

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  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.