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

 

october, 2018

20oct(oct 20)12:0023(oct 23)9:00View from AboveFly drones and learn to use critical systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges in a wonderful alpine setting

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View from Above

Fly drones and learn to use critical systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges in a wonderful alpine setting

In humankind’s history the emancipation of the view from above is a recent event. Only 150 years ago Nadar realised the first photographic images from a hot air balloon.
Today we have become used to seeing our wider environment from drones, planes, and satellites.
The questions we want to explore in this program are: what can we continue to learn from this special vantage point “from above” in relation to the global challenges we are facing today? How can we balance a macro- and a micro- perspective, a systemic and holistic approach with local, place-based knowledge?

TRAINING & COACHING PROGRAMS
We will approach these questions from three perspectives: an experiential, a conceptual and a practical. The experiential angle will give participants the opportunity
to learn to fly drones and to gain a technologically-mediated bird’s eye view. We will practice photography on the macro and micro level — often, similar patterns arise at different scales. The theoretical angle will metaphorically translate the view from above into a systems perspective. More specifically we will learn how to use ‘critical systems thinking’ to guide our enquiry into complex, sustainability challenges. Finally, we will leverage this freshly gained perspective in working on
a real-life case that relates to the specific setting of this program:
the viability of fragile, high-altitude alpine settlements in an age of rapid ecological and demographic change.
The program will be held on the mountain campus of the Monviso Institute, in the village of Ostana just a few kilometers from the sources
of the great Po river and facing the highest peak of the Mediterranean Alps — Monte Viso. The Institute
is an evolving playful mountain
hub for research, education and entrepreneurship in sustainability transformations and social-ecological design, where rich traditional place-based knowledge merges
with modern technology.
This program is offered immediately ahead of the Seventh RSD Symposium (RSD7) ‘Challenging Complexity by Systemic Design towards Sustainability’, hosted by the Politecnico di Torino in Turin (Italy). The mountain campus of the Monviso Institute is only an hour’s drive
away from the symposium location.

COURSE LANGUAGE
English

COURSE LEVEL
introductory, but some experience in systems thinking and sustainability challenges is welcome.

FOR WHOM
Systemic designers, organisational/ community change leaders, innovation coaches, facilitators of participatory processes, planners, architects, sustainability advocates

BY WHOM
Philippe Vandenbroeck, co-founder at shiftN and Tobias Luthe, Researcher & Lecturer Systemic Design at ETH Zürich and founder of the Monviso Institute.

FORMAT
2 1/2 full days.

DATES
20 to 23 October 2018 (course finish is at 9am)

LOCATION
Monviso Institute, Ostana, Italy. http://monviso-institute.org

PRICE
1.200 euro, excl. of 21% VAT (includes meals, refreshments and course material, excludes accomodation locally)

Time

20 (Saturday) 12:00 - 23 (Tuesday) 9:00

Location

MonViso Institute

Organizer

Shift N, MonViso Institute

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

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27 – 28.10.2018

RSD7 official De-conference event (08:30 – 17:30)

For the first time in the RSD Symposium – „Relating Systems Thinking and Design“ – hosted by the Politechnical University in Torino, the organisation has added 2 extra days after the conference, so that the participants can spend some time together in an inspiring place in the Alps.

The De-Conference event will be held at the Monviso Institute (MVI), in the community of Ostana, and has been organised in collaboration with the ETH Zurich. In a relaxed and outdoor-oriented atmosphere participants can indulge in systemic design talks, critically assess the visited projects and provide feedback to the MVI and the community of Ostana.

Come to Ostana in the Valle Po, visit the MonViso Institute real-world laboratory campus, slow down, socialize and experience systemic design right after the RSD7 Symposium.

Outdoor hikes, hands-on illustrations of systemic design transitions, photography, barbecue at open fire and reflecting the conference in an inspirational setting.

Preliminary program of the RSD7 conference at Politecnico Torino

Cost: 70€ for one day (27.10.), 140€ (students 110€) for both days including accommodation and food. 

Register for the conference and the de-conference via the RSD7 website

More detailed information on the daily program coming soon.

Time

27 (Saturday) 8:30 - 28 (Sunday) 17:30

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Innovation for Sustainability

 

  

Our Topics

 

 

 

Integrative Building Design

Renewable Energy Systems

Sustainability Transitions

Community Resilience

Alpine Urbanism

e-Mobility

Circular Economy

Regenerative Design

Permaculture

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

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

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