erika harano


is a movement artist, researcher, choreographer, performer, interaction designer, and multidisciplinary educator who is positively obsessed* with process. 

her (movement/research) interests include: site-specific investigations of non/belonging, in/betweenness, liminality, ambiguity, and fluidity, especially with/in queer + mixed race identities; (embodied) question-making as a generative practice for subverting systems of power, supremacy, and oppression; and  iterative processes of working with/in emergent strategy to move in (more) right relationship to change.

as a design strategist, she supports people + teams in (co)designing interactions that are accessible, consentful, and rooted in Design Justice principles. erika also teaches visual design, interaction design, and design research at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. 

erika holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, where she graduated Summa cum laude.

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*see Octavia Butler’s work, Positive Obsession. 
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