About Dana

Dana Bishop - Root is is the Program and Development Director at the Braddock Carnegie Library and a co-founder of Transformazium.

Transformazium is a 10 year old collaborative neighborhood project in Braddock, PA that aims to foster multiplicity of amplified voice through the use of a neighborhood based design and print studio; recognize and participate in existing local arts discourses while making connections with regional and national discourses; and redirect money from an arts economy to a local economy through the creation of paid creative and cultural work.

Dana serves on the Council of Common Field and is on the Transformative Arts Process Advisory Board at the Heinz Endowments.

Previous to living in the Pittsburgh region, Dana lived in NYC and worked as a Program Manager for Publicolor, where her passion for visual literacy and youth centered education began.