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“The Role of Spatiotemporality in Identity Translation Work: A Processual Account” financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

IMCA Professors Mengis and Lurati have secured a three years grant from the SNSF. The generous support will allow for analyzing how organizations geographically bound to a particular region (the Locarnese) translate the identity of a major recurring event (the Festival del Film di Locarno) into their identity discourse and practice. Examining how the temporal rhythms and spatial transformations brought about by the cultural event mediate the organizational identity translation work, the study will hopefully be able to contribute to a processual account of organizational identity.

This grant hadnt been possible without the fantastic support of IMCA post doc Alessandra Zamparini who was instrumental in the ideation and writing of the proposal. Thanks also to Federica De Molli involved in the preliminary study necessary for the application.