Dr Danielle-Maria Admiss is an independent Iranian-English curator and researcher based in Edinburgh. Her projects operate 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. Admiss is currently Stanley Picker Fellow (2020-21) at Stanley Picker Gallery and Kingston University, London. She is curator at transmediale 2021-22: for refusal, Berlin and runs Dark Conservation, a long-term curatorial research project that rethinks the role of ecological 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 in the UK and internationally. She teaches at NCAD, Dublin, and 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).