Alice Demattos Guimaraes
Field of work
Alice Demattos Guimarães is currently a PhD Research Fellow in Alternative finance as a responsible innovation within the culture sector, at Mohn Centre for Innovation and Regional Development, in HVL (Western Norway of Applied Science). She is a PhD Candidate in the Programme Responsible Innovation and Regional Development (RESINNREG) at the same institution and her research is embedded in the CrowdCul Project (crowdcul.org). The purpose of her PhD research is to delve into the opportunities of co-creation of (diverse) values within Cultural Crowdfunding.
She defines herself as a Brazilian cultural-urban economist, graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has been working for more than five years as a researcher in the field of urban development correlated to the cultural sector, with focus on museums and performance arts. She holds a master in Global Markets and Local Creativity, awarded with the Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship for the two-years international jointed degree granted by the University of Glasgow (School of Social & Political Science), University of Barcelona (School of Economics and Business) and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (School of History, Culture & Communication).
More about her PhD Research Project
The PhD project is embedded in the major international research project CrowdCul: Crowdfunding in the Culture Sector: Adoption, Effects and Implications, funded by the Research Council of Norway. Follow the research updates on the project's website: crowdcul.org.
The purpose of this project is to understand crowdfunding in a broader-than-finance perspective, representing a (social) responsible innovation within the cultural industries. The project aims to establish the mechanism of crowdfunding as a non-traditional solution for the financial challenges long faced by cultural and artistic organizations and (socio)cultural projects, at the same time as it comes as an innovative opportunity of co-production and collective mobilization. Ultimately, the goal is to point out cultural crowdfunding as a mechanism capable of diverse values co-creation, boosting culture, arts and creativity towards sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic (regional) development.
- Cultural Economics
- Social Innovation
Main research interests are:
- Cultural Economics and Creative Industries
- Inclusive (Urban) Development
- Creativity Management and Social Innovation
- Alternative Finance, mainly crowdfunding
- Decolonial Theory withing Philosophy of Science