Poetic Expressions of Transdisciplinary Food Systems Collaborations

Sarah Heiss, Kerry Daigle, Jane Kolodinsky
2020 Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development  
Transdisciplinary research, involving scholars and practitioners from a variety of fields, disciplines, and experiences, helps identify and explore the dynamic, multidimensional intersections among food systems challenges. While a valuable practice for exploring the food system in a meaningful way, transdisciplinary research in and of itself is a complex collaborative process. To support efforts for transdisciplinary approaches to food systems challenges, the Food Systems department at the
more » ... rsity of Vermont sponsored a two-day workshop. This article uses poetic transcription drawn from participants' written evaluation of the workshop to analyze and share themes in experi­ences with transdisciplinary research and collabora­tions. The results, presented in a set of poems, promote conversation and understanding around the importance of transdisciplinary collaborations, as well as their challenges and opportunities for food systems.
doi:10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.028 doaj:cfc16d4eafa048039e55af137a3691c5 fatcat:selivvnsyjddpj4moehbftdkr4