I’m a curator and researcher. Most of my time is spent collaborating with people across the fields of art, design and digital. The best thing about what I do is working with others to create shared realities through fictions, futures and participation.
As a curator, I became fascinated with the artists and designers responding to increasingly dynamic social transformations with data-capture technologies, digital methods and speculative storytelling techniques. Convinced that curating needed to update itself as well, I turned to the phenomena of world-building as a lens to explore lifeworlds, storyworlds and world’s organised by systems. In 2014, I was awarded an AHRC Block Grant-funded PhD studentship and I’m currently in the final phase of writing up my PhD with the faculty for New Media Art at Sunderland University.
At the moment, I’m also programming and storytelling for Abandon Normal Devices (@ANDfestival) in a series of cave-networks in the Peak District. Longer term, I’m working on a project called Dream Factory, which explores the lives of anonymous workers involved in the production processes of mass cultural forms.
Originally, I trained in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College University (2003-2006), and completed my Masters in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum (2011-2012) with an Arts & Humanities Research Council scholarship in 2012.
You can talk to me more at dani at dani admiss dot com.