Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian-born, Los Angeles-based award-winning filmmaker & speculative designer. He received a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit traveling fellow.
He trained under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi and Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell. This combination has led his work to explore the space between architecture and speculative fiction, by re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and narrative visualization.
Joshua has been featured in Vice Motherboard, ArchDaily, Designboom, Design Indaba, Director’s Notes, and Domus Italy. His work has been screened at the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, at A+D Museum Los Angeles and at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. Most recently he received the jury prize at Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley.
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