Holis is a place-based learning program to tackle critical social and environmental challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration and collective intelligence. Every year we bring together professionals from a wide range of disciplines to work on real projects with the support of outstanding team facilitators. This learning experience is helping local communities at the same time. No mental energy should be wasted.
Holis is also a collective of professionals who has at least one thing in common. They all working on projects that brings us closer to a more just and sustainable world. We are working with clients who share our mission.
The first Holis focused on the future scenarios of an old felt factory in Hungary, which at the time was suffering from a 90% loss of income due to the rise in popularity of synthetic felts. As a result of the solutions that Holis participants helped to identify and implement, the felt factory now has new owners, new products, and other thriving business activities. Since then we’ve been working on various challenges in different countries.
Early childhood experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. How might we improve the system of early childhood development in the Visegrad Region?
We partnered with CLARA - Center for Rural Future to revitalise the economic and social fabric of the Odemira Region in Portugal
In 2018 we explored what are the challenges of rural Poland and what can we do about them.
We partnered up with Spomlek, a local cheese factory and asked ourselves: how a local business can serve the community around it?
Interdisciplinary teams developed future scenarios for the reconstruction of the Rákóczi-Bánffy castle which was built in the 15th century.
We focused on the issues and opportunities inherent in ageing, with the support of international experts and team facilitators. The aim was to give long term solutions to keeping senior citizens economically and socially active with the help of design.
It all started as a summer activity to get some credits, but it ended up as being themost eye-open and insightful experience I’ve ever had.
Those were ten days that changed me for life. I know it sounds cheesy to say it that way, this text is not to convince you to join a religious experience.