Dr. Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes has over 20 years of experience with interdisciplinary academic research. What is unique about his career is his complete intellectual, creative and critical independence from the political and socioeconomic distractions of mainstream academia. Rodrigo has rejected and exposed the shortcomings and trappings of the institutionalized academic world, and its problematic and self-contradicting hierarchical and funding structures. This means that his positions are completely independent. Unlike the vast majority of academic researchers, Rodrigo does not have to serve some higher foundation that pays and ultimately controls the research. His career is untouched by questionable funding agencies. This means that when you hire Rodrigo, you are hiring an independent, critical thinker who will focus on the matter at hand and not beat around the bush when it comes to stating what he sees. Research and production hirings are available on a limited basis, depending on Rodrigo’s schedule.


Rodrigo offers a custom program for each apprentice and can only take a limited number of students. Rodrigo’s method focuses on the long term development of eclectic polymathy, that is, the ability to navigate and grasp multifaceted, complex, and related skills and bodies of knowledge, thus avoiding the negative long term effects of narrow specializations and growing towards a fuller understanding of life and the world and satisfaction in being a lifelong learner. However, each skill should be learned and developed through a well crafted process of familiarization, and this is why we all need good teachers to help us discover our own process.

In an apprenticeship, Rodrigo guides you through a custom plan for studying the skills you are focusing on. You will work towards an end goal, whether it is a creative production or research project. You also have direct access to Rodrigo’s counsel and attention to your project. See a list of potential subjects that Rodrigo can help you learn.