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Dr Danielle-Maria Admiss is an Iranian-English curator and researcher based in Glasgow. She works across the interlinking fields of art, design, science and technology. She is interested in the social and material entanglements that surface from extensively mapping worlds and her projects explore curating as a collaborative storytelling practice, imagined and pursued. Her work is framed by principles of world-making, using this as a way to destabilise the dominant single stories of science, design and technology. In response, she tends to create projects that offer space for diverse communities to take part in authoring new narratives of lesser-known worlds. 

Currently, Dani is running Dark Conservation a long-term curatorial research project that rethinks the role of conservation practices in expanded contexts. She is founder of Playbour, a co-creation platform on digital labour and has worked on various curatorial projects and exhibitions with Barbican Centre, Somerset House, Design Museum and Furtherfield, London, Abandon Normal Devices festival, Manchester, Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, Porto Design Biennale and Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal. She holds a PhD in ‘World-Building in Curating Art and Design’ at Sunderland University, Sunderland (2019). It was undertaken with an AHRC funded studentship (2014-2017).