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Barcelona Training School – on Inter and Transdisciplinary Urban Research

By Laskhmi Priya Rajendran
Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities

Barcelona Training School – on Inter and Transdisciplinary Urban Research offered a stimulating platform for researchers to understand and appreciate the differences and overlaps of diverse disciplinary perspectives. As an urbanist and architect it was particularly fascinating for me to be exposed to the different possibilities of approaches to a research project. As currently my research focus in on developing an interdisciplinary strategy for Future Cities research, the session looking into the competencies for inter and transdisciplinary research was insightful. Each discipline approaches or comprehends a research topic from/ within its own disciplinary conventions and addresses the various issues rather parochially. Adopting the competency matrix strategically develops a holistic approach to the research which was an important take away in my case. The images I have presented I believe are the ones which best captured the complexities of cities imploring a inter/transdisciplinary lens for engaging with it

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