￼Daniela Dossi is an Italian designer and researcher currently based in the Netherlands.
She trained as a designer at the Polytechnic University of Milan (IT) and the University of Brighton (UK) before attaining a master’s degree in Social Design from Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).
Dossi’s research-led and process-driven design practice focuses on critically exploring sociopolitical issues and cultural contexts through microhistories, ethnographic inquiries and semiotics. Her work aims to form innovative perspectives, thoughtful and dynamic intersections, experimental praxes and methodologies.
She creates counter-narratives by juxtaposing and rearticulating social, cultural, visual, material, textual resources/data. These narratives often assume an open, hybrid character, encompassing a variety of media and formats: curatorial, editorial, archival, digital, etc.
Dossi has collaborated with diverse institutions and organisations, including Atelier d’architecture autogérée (FR), Droog Design (NL), Z33 (BE), MAK Vienna (AT), Van Abbemuseum (NL), Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL), Paul Harnden Shoemakers (UK), Timelab (BE), Manoeuvre (BE), MAO-Museum of Architecture and Design (SI), and OCAT Shenzhen (CN), among others.
Her long-term multidisciplinary design project Hybrid Heads resulted in a book publication by Nai010 Publishers (2019) and a solo exhibition at Design Museum Gent (BE, 2019-20)