Online Colloquium: Integral approaches to intentional communities, May 15

IFIS is happy to invite you to our next Online Colloquium:

Time:           Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 20.00-22.00 h, Zoom meeting.
Presenter:   Dr. Iris Kunze, IFIS
Topic:          Integral approaches to intentional communities


While in former times, people were born into communities and the challenge was to develop their individuality, today we are rather born as individuals and have to find or create our communities. What is the notion of community today in individualized, free societies allowing us to live our own life style? Can a transmodern community of responsible, free humans be an answer to create a more flexible and free society? What kind of ‘communality’ can integrate individual freedom and collective responsibility and cooperation? What are the foundations and best practices of a community X.0? And how can it be created?

Dr. Iris Kunze
More info here and in the attached event folder.
Please register with us at by May 12, 2019, if you wish to participate in this Colloquium.

Non-members of IFIS are kindly asked to make a donation for participating, either via our donations button or by bank transfer. The recommended donation for Colloquium participation of non-members is 10-20 Euros. You can also chose the Colloquium flatrate (50 Euros) and participate in all Colloquia for one year.

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Newly published research report: Social Innovation and Slow Food Freiburg

As part of the empirical research of the EU FP7-project TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) Dr. Iris Kunze has conducted an in-depth case study on the local initiative of Slow Food in Freiburg, Germany. This study is related to the TRANSIT empirical research of the Slow Food international movement and the local group of Araba-Vitoria, Spain, conducted by Isabel Lema Blanco and Adina Dumitru of the University of A Coruna. A summary and the entire research report on Slow Food and the two local groups is available on the TRANSIT website here

The chapter on Slow Food Freiburg by Iris Kunze can be downloaded here:

Kunze. Iris (2016): Social Innovation and Slow Food Freiburg. In: Dumitru, A., Lema-Blanco, I., Kunze, I. & García-Mira, R. (2015). Slow Food Movement. Case-study report. TRANSIT Deliverable 3.2, TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169

Slow Food Freiburg als Fallbeispiel

Eine gerade fertiggestellte Forschungsstudie nahm die internationale Slow Food Bewegung und zwei regionale convivien auf Ihre gesellschaftliche Wirkung und soziale Innovationskraft in Augenschein. Forscherin Dr. Iris Kunze von der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien untersuchte das convivium Freiburg und berichtet über das Forschungsprojekt, Ergebnisse und Erfahrungen während der Untersuchung.

Ein zusammenfassender Artikel in deutsch, wie er in abgewandelter Form für die “Schneckenpost Freiburg” erschienen ist, wurde am 10.Juni 2016 im blog von TRANSIT veröffentlicht.