A Place in Transition

 The MonViso Institute 



An Real-World mountain Laboratory 

for Research, Education and Entrepreneurship 

in Sustainability Transformations and Systemic Design

Courses & Events


may, 2018

26mayalldayUniversity of Lugano Master CourseTransdisciplinary Masters Course in sustainable tourism, communication and economics


Event Details

Students of the University of Lugano (CH) Master program in Communication and Economics, Major International Tourism, will come for the third time to study, experience, design and contribute to the local and regional sustainability transition in Ostana and the Val Po.

Students will engage in a transdisciplinary case study on mobility in the community of Ostana. They will experiment with shuttle services and e-bikes to develop a functional and more environmentally friendly local traffic system. A choice experiment study will scientifically accompany the practical experiment.

Various outdoor activities and social interaction at and around the MonViso Institute campus are part of this field study visit.


may 26 (Saturday) - 30 (Wednesday)


MonViso Institute


University of Lugano USI

02jun10:0017:00Building with hemp and natural binder (Prompt) - 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

20jul01augFeatured72h Permaculture Design CourseInternational PDC in partnership with the German Permaculture Academy

27oct(oct 27)10:0028(oct 28)15:00De-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
Partner Program

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
Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to stay at the MVI campus?

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