Ursula Arztmann

Environmental Engineer, Illustrator

Who is Ursula “Uzzy” Arztmann?

Which 4 words describe my personality?

I am

  • creative
  • visionary
  • empathic
  • persistent

What is my motivation for the LIFE IN SYNTROPY project?

Since my childhood I wanted to study biology and work in conservation. During my studies of Environmental Engineering, I realized that the best and most efficient way we conserve ecosystems, is by changing the way we produce food.

I have experienced Syntropic Farming systems perform even under really harsh circumstances. This gives me so much hope for a better future. And I see what working with the soil does to our course participants – how joyful to be there, when this re-connection with nature happens.

I want to see more degraded and mistreated lands replenish again. I want to witness the raise of biodiversity again. And I want to be there, when mankind finally becomes woven into natures fabric again. LIFE IN SYNTROPY is a platform, that facilitates learning about it and shares this valuable and practical knowledge globally.

By working in the fields, I can actively perceive all the magic, that happens and learn every day from the ecosystems. By creating beautiful, easy to understand and fast to apply content, I can contribute to more global transitions towards  a life in Syntropy!


What are the top three strengths I bring to this project?

  1. To make complex content easy to understand using drawings. Since more than 20 years I am a professional visualist, creating drawings that summarize and clarify complex information. As a graphic recorder, I am able to translate speech into drawings in realtime.
  2. Group facilitation and creating a learning experience
  3. Due to my longterm business background as entrepreneur and consultant I bring in lots of experience in planning and organizing – well maybe, it’s just my Swissness 😉

What I am also known for:

Ursula ArztmannI have an indepth and longterm passion for insects and other arthropods. So I am often related to as the “bug-freak”. Studying the relationship of insects with the plants and the soil in Syntropic Farming is a focus of mine.

With this passion also comes a love for macro photography – I like to capture the stunning beauty of the little things, that are oh so often overlooked.




Other Member


Felipe Pasini

journalist Cinematographer, MSc in Environmental Sciences and Conservation

Dayana Andrade


Bruno Damas

Web Developer/Project Manager