People.
Places.
Food.
On a Mission.

Making new connections

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.

Walk the talk

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.

We are proud what we've done so far

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.

Past Holis Summer School

HOLIS SCHOOL: Building resilience of NGOs

What lies ahead for NGOs and non-profit organizations on a local (global) scale? How does the cultivation of a flexible yet resilient organizational culture impact daily operations? How can we support them?

Centrum Veronica Hostětín / Czech Republic
27th of August - 4th of September 2023
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Past Holis Summer School

Early Childhood Development System in Visegrad Region

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?

Live Online Sessions
October-November 2021
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Past Holis Summer School

Revitalizing Economic and Social Fabrics

We partnered with CLARA - Center for Rural Future to revitalise the economic and social fabric of the Odemira Region in Portugal

Sabóia, Portugal
2019
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Past Holis Summer School

Rural social innovation

In 2018 we explored what are the challenges of rural Poland and what can we do about them.

Sobole, Poland
2018
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Past Holis Summer School

Community and business

We partnered up with Spomlek, a local cheese factory and asked ourselves: how a local business can serve the community around it?

Sobole, Poland
2017
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Past Holis Summer School

Future of a castle

Interdisciplinary teams developed future scenarios for the reconstruction of the ​Rákóczi-Bánffy castle which was built in the 15th century.

Gyalu, Romania
2016
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Few alumni

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Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Szabolcs Molnár
Budapest, Hungary
Project manager
Zsófia Anna Rutkai
Budapest, Hungary
Service Systems Design
Simona Mancusi
Copenhagen, Denmark
PhD student
Monika Favara-Kurkowski
Warsaw, Poland
Innovation & service design
Meijin Li
London, UK
Design and Innovation consultant
Eliana Vargas
Quito, Ecuador
Sustainable Design Consultant & Facilitator
Justyna Turek
Architect
Beáta Bartha
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Urbanism
Emese Burista
Louvain, Belgium
Digital Storyteller Designer at Yello Strom GmbH
Miguel Lobato
Mexico City, Mexico
Graphic Designer
Panna Júlia Petró
Budapest, Hungary
Service Designer at Cocomore
Miriam Schmalen
Cologne, Germany
Product designer
Zsolt Sarkadi
Budapest, Hungary
Service Management
Kitija Matisone
Copenhagen, Denmark
Industrial design
Tamara Lašič Jurković
Ljubljana, Slovenia
PhD student
Zuzana Waszczuková
Bratislava, Slovakia
Mathematical Modeller at Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Beáta Tünde Szabó
Budapest, Hungary
Cultural anthropology
Lili Varga
Budapest, Hungary
Service Design
Marta Salas
Madrid, Spain
Designer
Maciej Budzisz
Lodz, Poland
Architect and graphic designer
Sára Dányádi
Budapest, Hungary
Curatorial Practice
Kasia Zawada
Glasgow, UK
Landscape architect
Enikő Tóth
Gyöngyös, Hungary
Communication in Social and Economic Context
Vitalia Safronova
Berlin, Germany
Project manager
Magdolna Györgyei Szabó
Hungary
Graphic design
Hermina Csala
Romania
Strategic Designer
Sara Galan
Mexico City, Mexico
Creative Direction
Sandra Dernbach
Cologne, Germany
Designer
Jeremiasz Rzenno
Glasgow, UK
UX Designer
Karina Rachwał
Wrocław, Poland
E-commerce entrepreneur
Aniko Brachmann
Budapest, Hungary
Service Designer
Collyn Cooper
Düsseldorf, Germany
UX Design
Gábor Suhajda
Budapest, Hungary
Product and Industrial Design
Tamara Olbrys
Warsaw, Poland
Geoinformatics
Karolina Sielicka
Warsaw, Poland
Customer Success Manager
Iwona Kastunowicz
Warsaw, Poland
Philosophy
Bence Makkai
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Market research analyst
Szvetlana Juhász
Budapest, Hungary
Designer
Sadaf Uddin
London, UK
Digital Communications Manager at Legrand
Tamás Ádám Vedres
Budapest, Hungary
Visual communication
Adrienn Gréta Schönberg
Romania
Industrial Design/ Speculative Design
Dominika Majewska
Denmark
Human Centred Design, Ergonomics
Robin Hancock
Bristol, UK
UX team lead at Emarsys
Zsuzsanna Polgár
Vienna, Austria
Service Designer
Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
Innsbruck, Austria
Design Engineer at Delft Hyperloop
Maciej Zawierucha
Delft, The Netherlands
Social designer
Eliza Chojnacka
Vienna, Austria
Engineering Project Manager at Hello Wood Group
Nóra Láng
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Erdenejargal Rinzaan
Budapest, Hungary
Project manager
Eszter Kalóz
Berlin, Germany
Graphic designer
Karolina Styczeń
Cracow, Poland
Integrated Design / Landscape Design
Shumin Luo
Cologne, Germany
Product Designer
Fanni Csöbi
Düsseldorf, Germany
User experience researcher, design strategist & speaker
Archie MS
Atlanta, USA
Designer
Eszter Horváth
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Attila Ágoston
Romania
UI/UX Designer
Daniela Haas
Cologne, Germany
Social Design
Lesley-Ann Donnell
Copenhagen, Denmark
Service designer at Globant
Silvia Romano Redondo
Madrid, Spain
Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Attila Róbert Csóka
Budapest, Hungary
Art history
Beáta Bordás
Romania
Ludmiła Lesisz
Warsaw, Poland
Service Design
Amber Francis
Savannah, GA, USA
Product designer at Studio Rygalik
Gabriela Szałańska
Warsaw, Poland
Business Analyst
Katalin Zsuzsanna Nagy-Szabó
Budapest, Hungary
Strategic Service Designer
Mani I
London, UK
Account manager at Mito
Anna Mészár
Budapest, Hungary
Communication specialist
Mónika Simon
Budapest, Hungary
Strategic Product Design
Gunjan Singh
The Hague, Netherlands
Singer
Andrea Vâță-Diénes
Romania
Business analyst
Andrea Szilágyi
Augsburg, Germany
Fine Arts
Sarah El-Haddad
Cairo, Egypt
Fashion and textile designer
Zsófia Papp
Budapest, Hungary
Researcher
Áron Miszlivetz
Budapest, Hungary
Product designer at Frontíra
Zsófia Elek
Budapest, Hungary
Product Designer
Michał Kociszewski
Łódź, Poland
Service designer
Mishell Orta
Milan, Italy
Biology
Enikő Molnár
Romania
Preservation of Cultural and Architectural Heritage
Anna Regina Enyedi
Romania
Architect
Zoltán Takács
Bratislava, Slovakia
Project engineer
Melánia Gál-Joó
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Digital Design
Miriam Loos
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Industrial, Product Design
Dan Pikalo
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Business Development Director & Brand Specialist
Beatriz Segura Garcia
Spain
Vype Activation Manager at British American Tobacco
Dóra Németh
Budapest, Hungary
Product design
Bálint Eckhardt
London, UK
Luca Elek
Budapest, Hungary
Designer at ChemAxon
Gábor Lukács
Budapest, Hungary
Business Administration
Merle Niester
Vienna, Austria
Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Dávid Smiló
Budapest, Hungary
Theology
Anna Diósy
Budapest, Hungary
Founder at Stilblog
Petra Hoffmann
Budapest, Hungary
Pattern designer and illustrator
Lili Veszprémi
Budapest, Hungary
Event manager
Bettina Alscher
Budapest, Hungary
Urban planner
Zsuzsa Czeiz
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Márk Kendernay
Bath, UK
Innovation Consultant & Agile Coach
Jennifer Pauli
Leipzig, Germany
Head of Global Marketing at OnRobot
Nóra Bereczki
Budapest, Hungary
Customer Experience Designer at O.P. Holdings
Hitomi Tachikawa
Tokyo, Japan
Integrated Design / Communication Design
Sophia Nan Wu
Cologne, Germany