Blog Post

Holis Hybrid

We decided to pivot Holis to a hybrid format and we love it!

Maxim Dedushkov
July 28, 2021
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Blog Post

Kickstarting a Center for Rural Future

How Holis helped us to start our project in Portugal.

Mariana Dias Coutinho
May 25, 2021
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Team Facilitator Story

Holis online

From placed-based to digital interactions — A summer school’s adaptation and learnings under COVID-19.

Dana Olarescu
February 24, 2021
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Project

CEPI

A platform where victims can trigger audio recording by saying a predefined hot word and get insights about validity of the evidence calculated by machine learning.

Maxim Dedushkov
February 9, 2021
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Project

Project X

Project X is an anonymising service that aims to enable protestors to record/publish videos of the police/authorities without fear of being targeted.

Maxim Dedushkov
February 8, 2021
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Project

J{AI}NE DOE

J{AI}NE DOE, a tool to extend law enforcement’s ability to reach, identify and convict online sex traffickers by streamlining, automating, and scaling the deployment of AI victim personas to engage online sex traffickers.

Maxim Dedushkov
February 8, 2021
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Work Project

iWitness: Design For Human Rights

A workshop designed for RCA for real-life implementation of designs that successfully tackle the challenges of human rights abuse with the help of collective and artificial intelligence.

Maxim Dedushkov
February 8, 2021
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Work Project

Kaunas 2022 European Capital of Culture Youth Remote Workshop

We designed a curriculum and facilitated a month-long remote workshop for young people where they developed participatory cultural events.

Maxim Dedushkov
October 13, 2020
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Team Facilitator Story

Social Innovation Process Beyond Tools & Methods

Team dynamics, psychological safety, and context experience. A facilitator insights from Holis.

Justyna Turek
May 28, 2020
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Alumni Story

Getting into Social Innovation — at Holis

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.

Miguel Lobato
May 14, 2020
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Alumni Story

A Safe Space for Creators

Living together on location made us really focused and the flow we were in was incredible. Even though we were working late in the evening every day, days just flew by very quickly.

Gábor Suhajda
May 14, 2020
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Work Research

Future of Design Education

The report’s primary goal is to inform and provide a guide for future strategies in design education, in order to ensure the beneficial impact of design as a key player in our unfolding future.

Barbara Predan
April 28, 2020
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Work Research

Knowledge Exchange in Collaborative Networks

Characteristics and shifts in how knowledge is exchanged in collaborative networks.

Justyna Turek
April 28, 2020
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Work Research

New Business Models for Collaborative Networks

The research developed for this paper has focused on two main areas of investigation: business model innovation as an approach to the support of collaborative networks and business model principles for designing the structure and strategy of collaborative networks.

Henryk Stawicki
April 27, 2020
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Work Research

Collaborative Networks

Collaboration. It seems so obvious and such a natural thing to do, while actually quite complicated. The balance of a group dynamic can be very fragile.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 27, 2020
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Press release

Where do social innovators go on “workation”?

In 2020, post-pandemic, they will go to Slovakia and Portugal.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 27, 2020
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Project

The Loneliness Project

Loneliness is one of the significant factors for determining one's well-being across all ages. The RCA student team created a concept of the system for better understanding the context of loneliness so we can offer actionable insights that could encourage residents, local communities and governments to take action.

April 22, 2020
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Project

BeyondRCA

Sunshine Collective is a team of eight people coming from different programs of the RCA. Within a one week project on Collective Intelligence, they focused on the question: How might we enable RCA students to collaborate more and learn from each other? 

April 21, 2020
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Work Research

The Competitive Advantage of the Most Successful Organisations

Today’s most successful organisations have developed a new way of working in order to thrive in dynamic conditions, a new way of managing work. As the report will show, their competitive advantage and key ability is the ability to change.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 9, 2020
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Work Project

The Collective Intelligence Design Playbook

Holis worked as part of the Liminal team on a Collective Intelligence Design Playbook for Nesta and the United Nations Development Programme.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 8, 2020
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Blog Post

Holis at the Zhangyan Harvest and Future Country Living Festival

Holis was invited to China to present their innovative way of working with rural partners on social innovation projects.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 7, 2020
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Work Project

Designing Collective Intelligence

Holis designed and delivered an interdisciplinary workshop on Collective Intelligence Design for the Royal College of Art students.

Maxim Dedushkov
April 7, 2020
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Alumni Story

Dimensions of Holis School

Tackling societal challenges with interdisciplinarity, co-creation and rural immersion.

Dominika Majewska
March 25, 2020
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Blog Post

Holis Coronavirus Update

You will find here the latest updates regarding how coronavirus affects Holis School.

Maxim Dedushkov
March 16, 2020
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School Project

RURAL LINK - Discover.Connect.Thrive

Rural Link - a platform which maps the local resources and know how, to create a network that fosters creative collaborations and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Lewis Greener
October 31, 2019
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School Project

Farm The Gap

Farm the Gap is a B2B farming membership service that connects urban and rural societies where companies can support sustainable farming practices and offer their employees a natural life experience.

Michala Lipkova
October 17, 2019
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School Project

CLARA Rural Camp

Clara Rural Camp is a service that connects urban children during their school holidays to older locals in the Odemira region.

Justyna Turek
October 11, 2019
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School Project

Co-demira

Co-demira wants to bring digital nomads and people allowed to do remote work into peaceful surroundings of rural Portugal and offers them a co-working space and accommodation.

Henryk Stawicki
October 10, 2019
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Alumni Story

Inspiring, Intense and Immersive

How Holis and CLARA helped me engage with the wicked problem of rural exodus and its impact on the social and economic fabric of a community?

Gunjan Singh
September 30, 2019
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Alumni Story

The place I belong to

When I think about happiness, in my mind are those moments when I am present and conscious, and I would just love to experience them again and again, or just simply freeze them. I’m lucky and happy that I have several of those moments from Holis.

Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
September 23, 2019
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School Project

MODU_ - a project developed during Holis '18 Sobole

MODU_ is a mobile modular object which can become a public space anywhere in Radzyn Podlaski County.

Maxim Dedushkov
March 18, 2019
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School Project

BAZA - a project developed during Holis '18 Sobole

Baza is an intensive week long summer program that teaches youth in Sobole how to build real-world projects while learning about cultural diversity and connecting with their communities.

Maxim Dedushkov
March 13, 2019
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School Project

Pip to Pot - a project developed during Holis '18 Sobole

The Pop up Garden proposal is the conclusion of combining the village wealth in green spaces, the farming knowledge and neighbours’ interests, and our will of involving the community through seven year old children’s free time after school.

Maxim Dedushkov
March 13, 2019
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Alumni Story

Interview with Maciej Budzisz

For me, the most important part was working in teams, constantly discussing what we were doing, creating new ideas.

Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
January 9, 2019
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Alumni Story

Interview with Karolina Styczeń

When I speak about HOLIS I always recommend it!

Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
January 9, 2019
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Alumni Story

Interview with Zsuzsa Polgar

I can't thank HOLIS enough for the great experience, the people I've got to know, and all the doors that have been opened.

Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
January 9, 2019
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Blog Post

Feeding creative minds — plant based diet at Holis

We agreed that Holis will mainly follow plant based diet, try to use as many local ingredients as available and encourage every participants to think about her/himself as being part of the nature.

Eszter Bircsák
September 5, 2018
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Team Facilitator Story

Social “Bla Bla” Summer School

I am not a fan of buzzwords. The brief was to bring social innovation to the countryside. In 9 days. You wish, I thought. Here’s how HOLIS defeated my skepticism.

Michala Lipkova
September 5, 2018
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School Project

Smaking - a project developed during Holis '18 Sobole

We worked on keeping the food traditions of the Radzyn County alive because we felt that the best way to experience a culture was through their food.

Maxim Dedushkov
September 5, 2018
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School Project

Smaki Powiatu - a project developed during Holis '18 Sobole

Taste of the Region (Smaki Powiatu) is a new market concept that sells local products with flexible system, utilizing bike trail in the region.

Maxim Dedushkov
September 5, 2018
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Press release

#Holis2018 - 5 projects to rethink the Polish countryside

Press Release 3 October 2018

Olivier Lacrouts
September 3, 2018
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