New design project partnership with Camping Ca’savio, Venice


On a journey towards a future-ready campsite

Camping Ca’Savio at the Venice lagoon is one of the largest campsites in Italy, with more than 5000 people living together in the summer period. A campsite with true impact.

The family owned Camping Ca’Savio loves what they do – to co-create and share unique experiences with their guests. A campsite leaves its footprint on nature and the local communities –  Ca’Savio aims to make it as much of a positive footprint as possible. One of their long-term goals is to preserve the natural and social environment here, and to co-live in a regenerative way. A Ca’savio experience in close connection with the campsite, with nature and people is a joint social experience. Everyone is invited to collaborate on the journey to sustain this campsite and make it future-ready. For this location, and as motivating illustration for others.

Camping Ca’Savio has been on this journey for many years and recently decided to join forces in a partnership to walk the pathway towards regenerative practices together. The transition to a more sustainable way of offering holidays, the local realization of the Global Sustainable Development Goals, and eventually designing a regenerative campsite culture are long-term, complex and collaborative processes. It is a journey together with you, the guest, and with partners.

What does it mean?

Pairing the scientific design expertise and real-world doing experience of the partnering Monviso Institute with the vision and local knowledge of the Vianello family at Camping Ca’Savio, we started to take a “view from above” on our current state of connectedness – connectedness with nature, guests, local communities, ourselves. We began to better understand where we are today, and how we could go to a future-ready camping and to identify concrete first steps, that we call stepping stones. Such single steps are activities, places or projects that need to be connected. A system that forms a pathway, to allow for a journey, to grow so strong that it can sustain a future-ready, regenerative campsite. From this grew the new initiative #InterconnectedCaSavio.

The journey towards a future-ready camping experience can only be done together, so we invite you to join and give us your feedback.

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Contribution of the MonViso Institute ecosystem to
praxis design-consulting partnerships

The MonViso Institute (MVI) as place and state of mind, a real-world laboratory for sustainability transitions and regenerative design, offers holistic partnerships with partners from practice on their journey towards regenerative futures. MVI offers both onsite workshops on our mountain campus at Serre Lamboi, Ostana, and design-consulting visits at our partners’ locations. Our diverse network of different kinds of experts, from science, design, praxis, from different cultural and language regions, is activated depending on what is needed in a particular case.

Part of this MVI portfolio is our campus partner Grown, an outdoor creativity lab and experience collective, co-creating regenerative design solutions as nature. For example, Grown offers systemic design products “netpositive” to engage customers at Ca’savio, such as outdoor cutting boards laminated with protein glues and oak tannin powder, practical knives made from recycled circular saw blades, or beanies made from the latest technology of renewable fibers. As well, Grown designs educational outdoor experiences, such as the “systemic cycles” regional weaving bicycle program.