Dr. Harriet Hawkins, her research focuses on the geographies of creative and cultural practices. Informed by cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research my work brings together the cultural geographies of creative practices (mainly visual arts practice) with the geographies of the creative industries and thinks through the value of creative practices as a geographical research and dissemination method.
Alongside academic publications her research has both practice led and knowledge transfer strands. She has produced the artists' book ‘insites' in collaboration with Annie Lovejoy and is also working with art galleries, with artist-led organisations and in a policy environment with arts governance organisations.
She is an AHRC Associated Research Fellow on a project ‘Negotiating the poetics and politics of cultural identity in the Creative Industries in South West Britain.' 1/10/07 - 30/09/10, School of Geography, University of Exeter. AH/E008887/1 (with Dr David Harvey and Dr Nicola Thomas)