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CRUMB welcomes new AHRC-funded Doctoral Researchers CRUMB is happy to welcome 2 new AHRC-funded Doctoral researchers to the team.

Dani Admiss

AHRC CDT-funded PhD studentship 2014-17. Dani Admiss is a curator and researcher based in London, UK. Her projects focus on the exchange between art, design, technology and cultural production. She is interested in the staging and consumption of these phenomena within critical and social contexts, specifically the dialogue they share with emerging exhibition formats.

Prior to this she was assistant curator of the international touring exhibition Digital Revolution at the Barbican Centre, London, and the co-curator of The Institute Effect at 'Close, Closer' the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal. She has been a visiting lecturer on the MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University (run in partnership with the Design Museum) and with Vassar University, USA. Dani studied BA Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College University (2003-2006) and was awarded an AHRC Partnership Grant for her MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum (2011-2012).

Her PhD research is on emerging types of curatorial practice, focusing on the phenomena of world-building and critical infrastructures in New Media Art and Digital Art.

Liam Jefferies

AHRC CDT-funded PhD studentship 2014-17. Liam Jefferies is a designer, curator, researcher and educator who works predominantly the North East of England.
Prior to this he has worked as an educator in a range of settings including Leeds College of Art and Northumbria University. He has also worked on projects for the MIMA (Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art), Hayward Gallery and for a range of private clients. Liam attained a BA in printed textiles from Leeds College of Art in 2007 and an MA From Royal College of Art in 2009.

Liam’s PhD research in Design revolves around the emerging creative and curatorial opportunities provided by Augmented Reality. He is exploring whether the innovative use of Augmented Reality within a gallery setting enables a questioning of the fundamental role of audience and space and helps instigate a move towards ‘open systems’.




  Liam Jefferies
  Dani Admiss