March '22 - August '22

Fenella Mawdsley

Aquaponics and Hortus Assistant


Fenella Mawdsley met koeien - Fenella Mawdsley

Hello! I am currently a Masters student of Ecology and Evolution, a collaborative course between the UvA and VU Amsterdam. With a biological background, my areas of academic interest are botany, sustainable agriculture, circular economies and scientific advocacy. However I am a metal bender, people chatter, stick collector, and seed potter along other avenues.


I discovered Mediamatic through my intrigue for alternative sustainable and agricultural research, with a focus on multidisciplinary methodologies. I want to explore how we can build a robust sustainable food system and support the transition from a linear intensive consumerist society to one of positive circular economic and ecological impact, in line with Amsterdam’s 2050 proposal. Continual community reflections and societal interrogation are required through such transition; a feat impressively and humorously executed through Mediamatic’s experiments and productions, and one I want to learn to incorporate. Through this internship at Mediamatic, I wish to expand my practical knowledge of aquaponic systems and horticulture, while learning about the societal implications and feasibility to incorporate aquaponic techniques within mainstream food production.

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