About Dana

Transformazium is the collaborative practice of Dana Bishop-Root, Ruthie Stringer and Leslie Stem. Our projects examine local systems of communication, exchange and resource distribution; redirect resources from an arts economy to a local economy; and participate in an active local arts discourse that includes voices currently underrepresented in more dominant arts discourses: young people, the elderly, communities of color, people from poor and working class backgrounds and those outside of the University education system. We use our position between our neighborhood and the larger art world to expand and connect both discourses. Our work has primarily been made in conversation with the municipal cluster of Braddock and North Braddock, plus parts of Rankin and East Pittsburgh, for the past 6 years our practice has been rooted in and expands from the Braddock Carnegie Library.