Dara is a discursive designer creating sensory experiences through functional wearable forms and immersive interactive installation design. She is a University of Michigan (BFA) alumni with a focus on product design, metal-smithing, and digital fabrications. Dara is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese, confident in 3D rendering and handmade production skills, passionate about discursive design, and interaction design and problem solving. She is a Persian-American interdisciplinary artist that works thematically researching mental health and investigating the relationship between the body and anxiety, and responding by developing therapeutic wearables in the form of functional jewelry.
We aim to provoke positive conversations around mental health, de-stigmatize the taboo, and empower people on their mental health journey.21 March 2021