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.
Aquaponics and Hortus Assistant
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.
- Fenella Mawdsley