RACHEL ASPINWALL – is Part Exchange Co’s Artistic Director and is a theatre and arts professional with extensive experience in the devised collaborative theatre world as well as in the text based and with large-scale site-specific events. She has worked across the United Kingdom, in Europe and the USA as an actor, director, producer, workshop facilitator and project manager. She co-founded and co-ran the Cambridge new writing company Menagerie theatre, including delivering their first Hotbed festival of new writing. Most recently as Part Exchange Co’s director her work has specialised in devising, developing and delivering multi-layered projects from ideas through to reality. She conceived the original ideas for Earthed and is leading on developing the project forwards. Earthed has been developed in The Engine House – http://www.theenginehouse.org.uk – Part Exchange Co’s Arts Council funded R&D engine.