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The seedbed

Project title

El semillero

Description of initiative

The seedbad was born as an initiative to strengthen interdisciplinary work at the Javeriana University and explore alternatives for understanding and unconventional intervention in processes related to well-being, life and health. Its objective is to build a space for the creation of interdisciplinary knowledge through learning, making it explore mainly the relationship between the humanities and health through the appropriation of qualitative research tools, research based on the arts, contemplative methods, among others. The seedbed started in March 2017 and worked with fortnightly meetings during the academic semesters. To date, it has the participation of students and graduates from the Nursing, Medicine, Anthropology, Master's in Public Health and Nursing, Medicine, Literature and Architecture professors. They carried out various activities around contact dance, sensory experience through plants, collective narratives around mourning and death, exploration of art in community mental health processes and exploration of art immersion alternatives in hospital contexts.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Community well-being
Mental health
Physical health


medicine, life cycle, mental health, art, dance, narratives

Target group


Cultural field

Dance | Literature


2017 - present

Sources of funding

governments and authorities

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



Instituto de Envejecimiento de la Facultad de Medicina Bogotá
Public / State | Health


Facultad de Ciencias Sociales: Departamento de Literatura Bogotá
Public / State | Culture
Enfermería Bogotá
Public / State | Other