ABOUT

Photo: Charles Roussel

Clanada is Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani and Danielle Aubert. We have been working together in various configurations since 2005.

Lana lives in Zagreb, Croatia, Natasha lives in Brooklyn, NY and Danielle is in Detroit, MI. We met in the MFA program in Graphic Design at Yale University. Between us we've lived or worked in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Dinajpur, Moscow, New Haven, New York, Northern Virginia, Paris, Princeton, Rabat, Seattle and Zagreb.

Lana Cavar is currently based in Zagreb, Croatia. She has worked on a number of cultural and architectural publications for clients in Croatia and the United States. She co-edited and designed the books Bale Shoreline: Spatial Planning and Development Study (self-published, 2007) and Brod/The Ship/La nave: Floating pavilion for Croatia at Venice Biennale (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka). Her work has received awards from TDC New York and Tokyo, Young Guns, ADC New York, AIGA and Icograda. Frakcija, a performing arts journal she designed, was placed in the collection at the Design Museum (London) in 2003.

Danielle Aubert is an Assistant Professor of graphic design at Wayne State University in Detroit. She was the recipient of a two-year fellowship at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University from 2013-15. She has practiced graphic design in New York, Moscow and Detroit. Her work has appeared in various exhibitions and design publications including Wired and Metropolis magazines. She is the author of 16 Months Worth of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel (Various Projects: 2006) and Marking the Dispossessed (Passenger Books: 2015).

Natasha Chandani is based in New York City. She has worked on a number of publications with clients in the United States, the Netherlands, the UK and India. For several years she worked as a designer for the architecture publication Volume. She collaborated with Dutch designer Irma Boom on the design of Al Manakh (with editors Rem Koolhaas, Ole Bouman and Mark Wigley), a study of the current condition of the Gulf for the International Design Forum in Dubai, 2007. She currently teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design.

Talks/Workshops/Visits

AIGA Detroit
AIGA/NY
Columbia University, GSAPP
CRVENA (Sarajevo)
Graham Foundation
Lauba Contemporary Art Space, Zagreb
Motto (Berlin)
Museum of Art & Design (NY)
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Museum of Yugoslav History (Serbia)
New York Art Book Fair (The Classroom)
Otis School of Art & Design
Open Book Workshop
Parsons the New School
Princeton University
Printed Matter, New York
PS1/MoMA
School of Art Institute of Chicago
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Toronto
Van Alen Books (NY)
Werkplaats Typografie (NL)

Danielle Aubert
1413 Joliet Place
Detroit, MI 48207
USA
danielleaubert@gmail.com

Lana Cavar
Laginjina 9, 10 000
Zagreb, Croatia
lana.cavar@me.com

Natasha Chandani
94 9th Street, #41
Brooklyn, NY 11215
USA
natasha@placementpublication.org