A Place in Transition

 The MonViso Institute 



A Real-World mountain Laboratory 

for Research, Education and Entrepreneurship 

in Sustainability Transformations and Systemic Design

Courses & Events


august, 2018

31aug(aug 31)17:0002sep(sep 2)15:00MVI Invitationalby personal invitation only


Event Details

MVI Invitational 

Wild nature – Outdoor relaxation – Inspiring short lectures – Delicious slow food – Rich local traditions

Co-design the MVI future – Advisory network exchange – Hands-on campus transition activities – Open fire music & celebration

The start of an annual “systemic” event at the MonViso Institute in Ostana, Piedmont, Italy.

We indulge in a blend of wild outdoor sports – mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, fly-fishing, photography et al. – with outdoor lectures as inspiring short talks with this year’s focus on “circularity”, the inaugural meeting of the new MVI advisory network exchange with the mission of co-designing the future MVI pathway; we have the chance to jointly “touch ground” with hands-on campus transition activities, and of course celebrate good life with a wild outdoor music and open fire party.

Mark your calendar for an annual event starting now: The last days of August/first days of September: 31.8.-2.9.18


August 31 (Friday) 17:00 - September 2 (Sunday) 15:00

06oct10:0017:00Building with hemp and natural binder/cement/lime stone - from field to houseLearn to use hemp as a building material

20oct(oct 20)12:0023(oct 23)14:00View from AboveFly drones and learn to use critical systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges in a wonderful alpine setting

20jul01augEvent OverFeatured72h Permaculture Design CourseInternational PDC in partnership with the German Permaculture Academy

27oct(oct 27)8:3028(oct 28)17:30FeaturedDe-Conference RSD7A slow-down and connecting weekend right after RSD7 conference in Torino

Innovation for Sustainability



Our Topics




Integrative Building Design

Renewable Energy Systems

Sustainability Transitions

Community Resilience

Alpine Urbanism


Circular Economy

Regenerative Design


Responsible Tourism

Co-Design of (Forest) Ecosystem Services

Outdoor Sports and Education

A mountain observatory for environmental data monitoring 

Scientific collection and monitoring of environmental and social-ecological data

as part of a global mountain observatory network

Want to be part of this transition?


Test and showcase your sustainable building materials and products in this innovative setting to a targeted audience

Become a MVI partner

We are transforming this abandoned place to an innovation and communication hub

Your contribution helps to bring new life to Serre de Lamboi

Come along, engage in various types of activities, make new friends, and contribute with your skills

The campus transition process is multi-faceted, full of learning, exploring and joy

Do you want to stay at the MVI campus?

Once finished, the MonViso Institute can host groups of various kind and occasions.