Bio

DanieleDanièle fuses design with elements from her past occupations and education embracing styling, fashion, photography and people/project management. Art and design have been a driving force for Danièle as far back as she can remember. This early interest in aesthetics continued and she has been designing in one way or another ever since. As a spatial designer Danièle merges architecture and interiors with urban design, performance design and fine arts. As an Aboriginal designer her work derives from her cultural and experiential heritage. Her work often considers the urban Aboriginal condition, the Indigenous experience of Country and contemporary Indigenous identities.

Gaining her experience globally, she has lived in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vancouver and Sydney. However in spite of this she remains grounded and true to her hippy-child-surfer-chick roots.

Danièle is a proud Saltwater woman, born on Gadigal lands, brought up in Bundjalung region, with ancestral roots in the Budawang tribe of the Yuin nation.

Danièle both studies and works at the University of Technology Sydney. She is an associate lecturer at the School of Design considering how to decolonise and Indigenise the curricula by creating spaces to substantially affect Indigenous rights and culture within the institution of the university. Danièle is also a PhD candidate, her research contributes an understanding of the Indigenous experience and comprehension of space, and investigates how Aboriginal people occupy, use, narrate, sense, Dream and contest their space.