From October until December research associate Mark Goudswaard is working in Bogotá, Colombia alongside academics at la Universidad de Los Andes.
The objective of the visit is to gain additional perspectives of transdisciplinarity by using academic projects at the university, and associated companies as case studies for TE in action.
The starting point for this is the university's agrolab, a project that spans multiple faculties and involves engineers, designers, economists and biologists to name but a few disciplines. The objective is to develop technology for urban farming that can allow non-experts to produce food for themselves but at the same time consider and understand the philosophical and social implications of automating these processes.
In addition to this, the visit seeks to create stronger institutional links between the universities of Bath, Bristol and Uniandes.