The MonViso Institute
Welcome to Mon Viso Institute, a real-world weaving lab for research, education, entrepreneurship and new living on sustainability transitions and regenerative design. We are placed in the High Po River Valley, at the foot of Monte Viso, right at the Italian border with France.
Benvenuti all'Istituto Mon Viso, un laboratorio per intrecciare ricerca, educazione, imprenditorialità e nuova vita sulle transizioni della sostenibilità e sul design rigenerativo. Ci troviamo nell'Alta Valle del Po, ai piedi del Monte Viso, proprio al confine italiano con la Francia.
“Let's re-think how we want to live now and in the future: the MonViso Institute is a place and mindset for exploring and practicing Systemic Design to address complex challenges of a global scale with place-based responses at the intersection of ecology, anthropology, and systemic innovation. We weave relations, we unfold opportunities and build synergies between people, place, projects, and ecosystems, navigating theory and practice - with the common goal to co-create more resilient regenerative ways of living, blending local traditions, regional resources, and global openness."
Tobias Luthe, co-founding director
A fluid bioregional regeneration weaving map
This bioregional regeneration map is a living prototype of a two-dimensional representation of cross-governance regeneration, developed as part of the MVI research activities. The map is deeply grounded in resilience, circularity, governance and bioregionalism science while tapping into place-specific land use, culture, supply chains, and system embodiment. More will be shown on this ongoing research here soon.
Partner of the global ETH Zurich learning system
MonViso Institute is a co-founding partner of the Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems (DRRS) program offered by Systemic Design Labs at ETH Zurich. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series and the executive study program (CAS/MAS) are about creating a positive impact in complex systems as part of learning communities. MVI is co-designing the DRRS content and contributing real-world experimentation to this high-level learning program. Read more
WHAT´S HAPPENING AT OUR CAMPUS
Research by practice in the alpine environment:
Discovering the activity of MonViso Institute in Ostana. Dialogue with Tobias Luthe
ETH DRRS CAS FIELD DESIGN TRIP
From Sustainability to Regeneration
In September '23, MVI hosted the first bioregional design field trip of the ETH Zurich executive study program CAS Worldviews: Sustainability to Regeneration in Ostana the High Po River Valley region.
Camping Ca'Savio, Gulf of Venice:
What is campsite tourism of the future?
We support one of the largest campsites in Europe in their identification of a future-ready campsite by identifying concrete first steps on our joint journey towards regeneration, so-called stepping stones.
Monviso Institute engages
in research, education, entrepreneurship and new
Enabling System Innovation
End of 2019, the UN announced the Decade for Action on Sustainable Development: to mobilize for local and people action, embedding the needed transitions in local practice and generating an unstoppable movement pushing for systemic innovation...
TOOLS FOR CHANGE
VISIT THE CAMPUS
We are situated at 1500m asl on the Southern slopes of the river Po Valley, in the community of Ostana, at the foot of Monte Viso (3841m asl), Piedmont, Italy, right at the border to France…
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
We are transforming this abandoned place to an innovation and communication hub Your contribution helps to bring new life to Serre de Lamboi.
RENT THE CAMPUS
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Once finished, the MonViso Institute can host groups of various kind and occasions
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