Image by Farah Al Qasimi ︎

Hi, I’m Ariana︎

I’m a cultural worker interested in helping people organize to create change in their communities.


Design Director

Designing bold solutions aimed at increasing equity and belonging accross IDEO’s global creative workforce.

Core Organizer
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, NYC
Harnessing data and digital storytelling to advocate for just housing futures with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.

Community Member
Blending art, design, and technology to uncover Black radical placemaking practices in the Central Valley as a member of NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator.


Independent Curators International
Awarded a 2023 Curatorial Research Fellowship with Independent Curators International to research geographies of Black sovereignty and world-building in California.

Create Change Artist-in-Residence
The Laundromat Project
As an artist-in-residence with the Laundromat Project, created Staying Power, a print and online platform to amplify a people’s history of public housing.

Project Manager
The Center for Cultural Power
With the Center for Cultural Power, spearheaded an artist commission process for We, As Ourselves, a campaign that aims to reshape the narrative around sexual violence and its impact on Black survivors.

Senior Manager, Teen Programs & Neighborhood Engagement
The International Center of Photography

Brought leadership to the International Center of Photography's Teen Academy program, supporting 600+ youth annually in developing and presenting their creative practice.

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