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.
Mar-Sept 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.
Mar 2013 – Jun 2013 Creativeworks PhD Residency: Furtherfield Gallery (AHRC/EU Funded)
Reviewing and conceptually redesigning VisitorsStudio, an artist co-creation platform online.
Oct 2012 - Feb 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).
Jan 2011 – Nov 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.
Apr 2011 – Oct 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.
Jan 2011- Apr 2011 Online Education Consultant: Kingston Heritage Service, Heritage Lottery Funded
Producing digital cultural educational resources for schools and universities.
Apr 2010 – Nov 2010 Associate Curator: Kingston Museum, Heritage Lottery Funded
Curatorial work to develop a major exhibition and education programme surrounding early photography and film .
Oct 2009 – Apr 2010 Digital Project Coordinator: Kingston University, AHRC Funded
Researching and producing digital cultural archive around the work of photographer.
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 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.