Trying to create proximity and set the grounds for transdisciplinarity
Transdisciplinarity is about dealing with real world problems in teams composed by researchers and societal actors.
My main question is how do you start this? At least in the context where I came from, researchers and society routines are different, so how can they be combined?
Languages brings some people together while keeping others away, so how can different languages truly communicate?
Without having a reply to these questions, I will share with the audience what we have been putting in practice to try and understand how we set the grounds for transdisciplinarity.
After the presentation we will open for questions and discussions by the audience, all interested are welcome!
Maria Helena Guimarães is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Mediterranean Agrarian and Environmental Sciences in Évora University, Portugal. Her individual project is designated Share Path: Transdisciplinarity as a shared path to handle landscape management: How far can we go? She is trying to understand how co-construction of knowledge happens, trying to dig in the details of formal and informal transdisciplinary processes within the issues of natural resource management. Guimarães has always worked with empirical case studies, from fisheries to agricultural issues. Hence, what she like to do is a mixture between trying to put co-construction in practice and reflecting about it. Within the reflection part, she is participating in INTREPID cost action that gathers thinkers (of all over the world) on inter and transdisciplinarity and have been working together on a holistic understanding of how can inter and transdisciplinarity be put into practice in a manner that is genuine and fair.