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Welcome to H-DashN Arquitectures & Com-pany!

I’m Janet, the Head Architect of Ideas If we’ve never met, let’s get acquainted. About me: I love dancing tango, hugging trees, and drinking herbal tea. I have an imaginary friend named Amsco. He is like a black hole, except without the spinning. Your turn, what are some fun facts about you? 

I’m glad that you’re here, whether you’ve stumbled upon, or purposely found this cabinet of curiosities of a website! Now, since you’re reading this, I’ll answer a few questions you might be wondering:

How do you pronounce H-DashN Arquitectures & Com-pany?

It can be pronounced simply as Dashing Arquitectures, skipping over the H at the beginning.

What is H-DashN Arquitectures & Com-pany?

A museum of ideas & new publishing company focused on creativity, curiosity, exploration, magic, nature, & interconnection.

What is the meaning behind our name?

H-DashN Arquitctures

This is the first part of our name. It refers to the creations our organization produces and chooses to share with the world.


The choice of this specific noun reflects on the process of how our creations are made: where each creation is a conscious act, an act of unifying fields, topics, people, etc. (refer to the Merriam-Webster definition of architecture)


A silent “H” (the sound of the H is not included in the pronunciation of the organization name). It is an acknowledgment that what is silent, is also there. We believe it is important for an organization built mainly on words (stories), to remember it is the silence in between that gives words their meaning.


The combination of “H-DashN” along with the definitions of “dashing” beautifully portrays a place of boundless inspiration and innovation, where ideas are brought to life with boldness and energy.


The dash between “com” and “pany” calls attention to the etymology of “company”, “derived from the Latin words ‘com’, meaning ‘together’, and ‘panis’ — meaning ‘bread’. It originally described how merchants would gather, share stories, eat together, and trade. Companies are communities”

& Com-pany

Our goal is to create an environment where our writers, our readers, our collaborators, feel in community with each other through the sharing of stories.

Summary: H-DashN Arquitectures (Our Creations) & Com-pany (Our Community)

What does this website contain?

This website houses books as well as the archive of projects and art I’ve personally completed through the years. Enjoy exploring, maybe you will come across something that will ignite your creative spark! Click here to read my suggestions for navigating the archive!

What if I have another question or want to connect?

Email me at h.dashnarquitectures@gmail.com or janet.akselrud@macaulay.cuny.edu

Best, Janet Akselrud <3

Last Updated: October 28th, 2023

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