07.02.2023
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Son[i]a #365
Dani Admiss

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Dani Admiss is an independent curator, researcher and educator who spent part of her childhood in Dubai before emigrating to the UK and settling in Edinburgh. These biographical circumstances have influenced the forms of her projects, which are situated at the intersection of art, design, technology and cultural practice and—in a constant search for a sense of belonging—explore infrastructures and relationality. As such, in her practice she uses community-based research and world-making as curatorial strategies. Her processes always turn to listening, building networks, collaboration, distributed learning, and the desire to slow down. Her project  Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline emerged in response to the simple and complex question: “How can I be useful?” The answer—by creating a decarbonisation plan for the gallery—gradually took the form of a conversation of many voices, involving various communities in an exercise in social justice and collective learning to rethink the processes of the art world in times of climate emergency.

In this podcast we talk to Dani Admiss about art, social practices, and collaborative learning, about cultural institutions, marginal infrastructures, and hacks. We go into climate justice, just transition, and the need to learn more about the profound injustices embedded in social and environmental systems. We also talk about the history of toxicity, about petroculture, and about the desire to build mutual trust and collective agency. Dani Amiss urges us to create and accept pluriversal spaces: in the spirit of the Zapatistas, to forget universality and instead work towards a world where many worlds fit.

This podcast is part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union. Coproduced by Sonic Acts.

Conversation: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Anna Ramos. Script: Verónica Lahitte. Sound production: André Chêdas. Voice over: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros.

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