Alexandra gained a fully-funded AHRC scholarship for her PhD study, and further AHRC/EU funding to undertake a three-month Creativeworks London PhD residency as part of her doctoral study.
Alexandra's research focuses on the use of crowdsourcing in museums and galleries. Click the link below to find out more.
Alexandra's research centres on crowdsourcing, co-creation and the digital cultural archive, links between digital culture and contemporary neoliberal capitalism, digital cultural commons, digital curatorial practice, hacktivism and tactical media, critical theory and its translation into cultural practice.
Alexandra has gained extensive work experience within the creative industries. Click below to find out more.
March-September 2014 - Research Assistant: Kingston University and London Sinfonietta (AHRC/EU Funded)
Part of a Kingston University led team devising ideas for the conceptual design of an online platform aiming to encourage youth participation in the work of the London Sinfonietta.
March 2013-June 2013 - Creativeworks PhD Residency: Furtherfield Gallery (AHRC/EU Funded)
Reviewing and conceptually redesigning VisitorsStudio, an artist co-creation platform online.
October 2012-February 2013 - Colloquium Events Organiser: Kingston University/ICA (KU Funded)
Leading the production of a stream of talks and events exploring shared themes in doctoral research across the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University (kingstoncolloquium.wordpress.com).
January 2011-November 2012 - Assistant Editor: Journal of Early Popular Visual Culture, Spring 2013, Taylor Francis
Working closely with the guest editor of this journal to produce a special edition exploring the work of photographer Eadweard Muybridge in cultural and social context.
April 2011-October 2011 - Online Education Consultant: Research into Teaching Project, Kingston University
Researching and designing an online education resource for use across the Art, Design and Architecture Faculty at Kingston University.
January 2011-April 2011 - Online Education Consultant: Kingston Heritage Service, Heritage Lottery Funded
Producing digital cultural educational resources for schools and universities.
April 2010 – November 2010 - Associate Curator: Kingston Museum, Heritage Lottery Funded
Curatorial work to develop a major exhibition and education programme surrounding early photography and film .
October 2009-April 2010 - Digital Project Coordinator: Kingston University, AHRC Funded
Researching and producing digital cultural archive around the work of photographer.
Click below to find out more about the published books Alexandra has authored.
- Reynolds, A (2017) ‘From Crowdsourcing to the Commons: Towards Critical and Meaningful Digital Collaboration in Museums’ International Journal of the Inclusive Museum Common Ground
- Herbert, S and Reynolds, A ed. (2013) Journal of Early Popular Visual Culture: Special Edition, Eadweard Muybridge Taylor Francis vol 11 no. 1
- Reynolds, A (2011) ‘Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities’. Kunstgeschichte. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München www.kunstgeschichte-ejournal.net urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-kuge-156-6
- Cook, P and Reynolds, A (2010) ‘Muybridge Revolutions’ Muybridge in Kingston Exhibition Catalogue Kingston Museum
Alexandra has four years' experience lecturing and leading seminars on core BA Art and Design History courses and modules within the MA Museums and Galleries course at Kingston University.
Find out more about Alexandra's current projects by clicking the link below.
Alexandra is currently publishing several articles related to her research area of interest and developing a series of talks and events surrounding digital creativity which will take place throughout 2017.
Events include a series of maker workshops developed in partnership with Dr Tychonas Michailidis at Solent University and the University of Southampton’s Games Design Hub, and a two day culture hack event in collaboration with the South East Museums Development Programme and Digital South.
Alexandra is also assisting Professor Tony Steyger with the development of a new digital archival project at Solent, and working with Dr Robert Knifton at Kingston University to develop a cross-institutional project surrounding artist residencies.