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Danielle Wilde

Danielle Wilde (AU/FR), thinks, writes, moves and makes to understand how technology might pair with the body to poeticise experience, undertaking research through practice and practice through research. Her work blurs boundaries between a number of disciplines and questions the divide between art and everyday life. She has a particular interest in participation and the democratizing value of clumsiness.

She holds a PhD in body technology poetics from Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Australia. Hers is the first Fine Arts, practice-led PhD to be undertaken at CSIRO, Australia’s national (commonwealth) scientific and industrial research organization. Her PhD was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Mollie Hollman Medal for Excellence, recognising it as one of the ten most outstanding completed at Monash in 2011. Her work has been recognised by numerous awards including the inaugural Australian Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award, with which she undertook a year-long Visiting Scholar position at The University of Tokyo. During her PhD she also undertook Visiting Research Fellowships and Artist Residencies at STEIM, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam, Nottingham Trent University Faculty of Architecture Design and the Built Environment, where she was the inaugural International Visiting Research Fellow for Tech Textiles and Smart Materials, The Open University (UK) Pervasive Interaction Lab and Sussex University Creative Systems Robotics Lab.

She holds an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London and has a background in physical theatre and circus arts, having trained at the French National Circus School, Rosny, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris, and with Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren and the SITI Company in Australia, New York and Saratoga Springs.

Danielle’s work is driven by curiosity and a constant striving to question the way we design, create and live. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

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