Agnes Bakk & Dániel Barcza

Agnes Bakk and Professor Dániel Barcza – Daniel Barcza is the Vice-Rector of Strategy and Research, the Deputy-Director of MOME Innovation Centre, and Associate Professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary. Agnes Bakk is a PhD candidate at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, where she researches Virtual Reality, the science of magic, the sense of embodiment, … Read more

Renée Turner

Renée Turner is an artist and writer whose practice engages with digital narratives, archives, and interdisciplinary collaborative inquiry. Her research is informed by feminist perspectives, and the entanglement of sites, histories, material encounters, and embodied subjectivities. She is a Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy and a researcher within the Rotterdam Arts and Science … Read more

Tamara De Groot

Tamara de Groot is the coordinator of the Arts & Culture Programme at the Erasmus University College, Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is a member of the lectorate Transdisciplinary Education Innovation at Codarts University of the Arts, and she is involved in the development of transdisciplinary (teacher) education across three higher education institutions: Codarts, Willem De Kooning Academy and Erasmus University. She is currently … Read more

Professor Irene Vogeli

Professor Irene Vogeli is Co-Head of Transdisciplinarity in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Education at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. She spoke to researcher Sinéad McDonald about their MA Transdisciplinary Studies and the key challenges and learnings involved when delivering a programme that brings together disciplines across the arts and design, the sciences, and everyday life … Read more

Rotterdam Intensive Workshop

Composting Transdisciplinarity I compost my soul in this hot pile. The worms are not human; their undulating bodies ingest and reach, and their feces fertilize worlds. Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (Experimental Futures) (p. 34). Duke University Press. 2016. With an eye on the worlds we are fertilising … Read more


*Space* All pedagogical activity takes place within space, some physical institutions, some are liminal observations and others are digital environments, however the locale directly informs the type of education experience created. Transdisciplinary education, in its effort to dismantle disciplinary boundaries, must also dismantle the boundaries that often separate pedagogical environments and the spaces they rest … Read more


*Slow* Transdisciplinary education is not built for efficiency or speed. With collaboration at its core, it is a cumbersome affair, if not at times unwieldy. Rather than being a hindrance, it is an affordance, a means of engaging wholly in complexity. To borrow from the Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers: It is here that the word … Read more


*Possibility* In Hermès V, Michel Serres speaks of the Northwest Passage, the sea route through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.1 It is a place where the earth, sky, and water alternately melt and freeze together. As the seasons turn, the passage appears and disappears again; the archipelago breathes. This means that when we want to navigate … Read more


*Collaboration* …at stake (…) are the effective conditions of an encounter, not the recognition of submission. Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics II. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. In Cosmopolitics II, Isabelle Stengers writes about the figure of the diplomat. The diplomat is sent to establish or maintain a (diplomatic) relationship. On the one hand, this means she … Read more