The Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tauca (Venezuela) was founded in 2010 by the NGO Causa Ameríndia Kiwxi and has been state-recognized since 2012. It offers indigenous students from all over Venezuela access to free, alternative education with the aim of training them as disseminators for their communities. As opposed to other indigenous universities in Latin America, the guiding principle in this case is not primarily the established educational system, but the reflection of genuinely "indigenous" content (in close collaboration with elders of the various communities who are invited to Tauca for this purpose). Practical knowledge is also taught in the process, for example: the legal framework for the recognition of indigenous territories, alternative methods of food and nutrition security, and indigenous art and crafts.
Andrea Scholz, initiator of "Sharing Knowledge," is an ethnologist who specializes in the Amazon basin. She completed two years’ research in Venezuela for her dissertation on the recognition of indigenous territories. Andrea Scholz currently works as a research assistant for the Humboldt Lab Dahlem. Before this she was a trainee research assistant at the Ethnologisches Museum and project curator of "Knight Moves: Surinam/Benin" and "Man – Object – Jaguar."
Katharina Kepplinger, who currently works for the Humboldt Lab Dahlem and the Staff Unit Humboldt-Forum, studied cultural and social anthropology, and romance studies in Vienna as well as museum studies in Madrid. Before taking up a position as trainee research assistant at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, she worked for tonwelt professional media GmbH as a sales assistant and project manager.
Natalia Pavía Camargo, a documentary filmmaker and video artist, studied visual art and communications as well as media culture studies in Berlin and Bogotá. She currently works as a lecturer at the Universidad de la Sabana (Bogotá).
Studio NAND is a Berlin design studio with a focus on data visualization and interactive design. Besides working with clients from the field of economy and public institutions, it is committed to the development of the educational initiative Start Coding e.V.