Interdisciplinarity has been an inescapable part of her research, given its focus on sustainable development questions. More precisely, it has been a persistent challenge, intellectually and in very practical terms of team work, funding and time. As she moved to explore urban sustainability and urban futures themes, interdisciplinary practices have become all the more pressing. As the range of disciplines needed to engage with my research topics grew, so did the difficulties in finding adequate conceptual frameworks and methods, but also financial resources and scholars with whom to share complex, unorthodox inquiries.

Olivia Bina will participate as rapporteur in the Barcelona Training School. She is the Chair of the Intrepid COST Action.