UCL, research fellow
Kim’s previous incarnations include journalism and a fascination for the social lives of things (shout out Appadurai, ed. 1998!). Inspired by the ways in which communities in the Tibetan cultural sphere define, value, manage their cultural heritage she sees elements of knowledge exchange in mundane objects. Following on from this previous research and as a result of her peripatetic lifestyle she is currently looking into the uses of digital technologies in documenting and disseminating knowledge of cultural heritage and the role of the internet and social media in stirring curiosity. Her years of cross-cultural communication experience contribute to long-term community engagement and building partnerships. Offline, she is an avid blackberry, and apparently all other berries eater, both in and out of the office.