Cinzia works closely with Professor Ian Hargreaves to facilitate, study and report on the AHRC funded REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub in Cardiff. REACT is a collaborative project between Watershed Arts Trust (Bristol), Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Exeter and University of the West of England, and focuses on supporting and developing collaborations between the Creative Economy and Academia.
As the post of Research Associate (REACT) is part time, Cinzia will also be working as the Arts & Humanities Research Development Officer for RACDV.
As Cinzia is a trained ethnomusicologist, the research for REACT will be based very much around ethnography and participant observation. Working closely with the REACT Fellow, Simon Moreton (UWE), interactions and observations from events and project development will be documented to show the mechanics of REACT and culture change this project will bring about.
By actively engaging with the development and production of projects, the organisation of events and the dissemination of information the current culture of interaction between academia and industry can be studied and its changes mapped.
With a particular focus on the use of culturally conceived terms and the disconnects these terms can cause, best practice can be identified and an efficient and fulfilling process for Knowledge Exchange in the Arts & Humanities developed for the future.