About

The Rhizome Association represents our vision of future education, based on active learning, skills development and interdisciplinary projects in science, arts and civic engagement.

The goal of our association is to host educational programs and interdisciplinary projects, the first one being the Summer semester 2018, in Split, Croatia. This program will offer to international students the 5 modules of Science survival kit, which gradually develops research skills through interdisciplinary projects in life sciences.

Why Rhizome?

Rhizome is a biological term for an underground part of some plants. It’s not a root, but a modified nodular stem. Each nodule has a capacity to shoot out a new plant, once it becomes large enough.

Rhizome is also a philosophical concept developed by Deleuze and Guattari. It describes an organization or a process that ‘ceaselessly establishes connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles.’

Both concepts reflect our approach – organic growth focusing on quality and establishing strong connections.


Rhizome Association is a registered (loi 1901) association in France with operations in Europe and beyond. It was founded on December 21st 2017 by Tamara Milosevic and Omar Awile and is governed by its statutes and run by an awesome team singlemindedly pursuing our vision:

President of the association, co-founder
Tamara Milosevic, Ph.D.

Secretary of the association
Samuel Churlaud

Treasurer of the association, co-founder
Omar Awile, Ph.D.

Vice-secretary of the association
Nikola Zarevski

Vice-treasurer of the association
Manon Curaudeau