New publication on Ecotourism Opportunities for Sustainability in the Aral Sea Region, Uzbekistan
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I supported a young group of PhD students and post docs on publishing their explorative research in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan. The notion of … Read More

Interview in Bayern 2 radio: “Zukunftswerkstatt for New Highlanders”
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Bayern 2 of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Munich, broadcasted a 55min report about the long distance trail GTA to Monte Viso in the Italian Piedmont, and … Read More

Video “Regenerative Design Talk on Building and Designing with Hemp”
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The 5th Regenerative Design Talk (RDT) in 2019 on building and designing with hemp we organized at the MonViso Institute was great – an inclusive, practical … Read More

New co-authored publication: Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth
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As part of a large group of 176 co-authors, we published an article originating from the Transformations 2017 conference: Fazey I., Schäpke N., (…) Luthe T. … Read More

New publication: Education on Sustainability – virtualizing social outdoor experiences in times of Covid-19
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New publication: Virtualizing social outdoor experiences: chances and risks in education on sustainability in times of Covid-19 The Sustainability Leadership Training (SLT) is a transdisciplinary higher … Read More

Visions for future bio-regional agricultural systems with autonomous technology
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Students in Systems Oriented Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) publish their Gigamaps on “Visions for future bio-regional agricultural systems with autonomous … Read More

New publication and movie: When Is Systemic Design Regenerative?
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As part of the 2019 RSD8 Symposium “Relating Systems Thinking and Design” in Chicago, our group organized a Fishbowl session, a social dynamic discourse on the … Read More

Online article on ETH Zurich Systemic Design Labs course
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As part of the Systemic Design Labs teaching program at ETH Zurich, a short summary article on the 2019 Master course in the Italian Piedmont has … Read More

Scientific committee at Collegio Universitario Einaudi
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I am honored to contribute to the scientific committee of Torino-based University College Einaudi for the period 2020-2022, in the area of “Awareness of Challenges”. Collegio … Read More

Visiting Professor at Politecnico Torino
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I am visiting professor at the Politechnical University Torino (Polito), Italy, for this spring semester 2020. I co-teach the course “open systems design” together with Prof. … Read More

New publication on public acceptance of renewable energy infrastructure in the landscape
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As part of the ETH Zurich ENERGYSCAPE research project, financed in part by the Swiss National Research Program NFP70 Energy Transition, I co-authored the final project … Read More

New working group on Mountain Resilience
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I am co-leading a new working group on mountain resilience and systemic innovation, hosted by the Mountain Research Initiative. The newly-formed Mountain Resilience Working Group originated following … Read More

Speaking about Polar Social Science
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At the Swiss Polar Institute’s symposium day on “Polar Social Sciences & Humanities: Spotlight on Swiss Research” I contributed with a short talk about my and fellow’s … Read More

Teaching systemic regenerative design by building hemp composite skis
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Building fjell skis with students at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design AHO Last semester, I taught a course on ski systems design to learn … Read More

Invited talk at ETH Zurich: Regenerative Design – Scaling Circularity beyond Materials
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Systemic Regenerative Design of Building Systems: Scaling Circularity beyond Materials. MBS Spotlight Lunch Lecture, Master in Integrated Building Systems, ETH Zurich. The talk explores theory and … Read More

New publication: Poster on Circularity and Systemic Innovation
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Reaching New Heights Systemic Innovation and Identity for Resilient Alpine Communities A systems-oriented design poster on circularity and regeneration by Haley Fitzpatrick and Tobias Luthe – first published at … Read More

New publication: Hemp as Incubator of a Circular Economy
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Hemp as Incubator of a Circular Economy Hemp is a circular plant with all its parts potentially having societal, ecological or industrial value, direct or indirect. … Read More

Open Think Tank and Synthesis Workshop “Mountain Resilience Report”
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I am co-organizing and chairing two collaborative research and systemic design formats this September in Innsbruck, entitled “Towards a Mountain Resilience Report: Regenerating Mountain Systems by … Read More

Panel speaker at Systems Innovation London
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I am contributing as panel speaker on “Sustainability in Practice” at the Systems Innovation conference in London – an open collaborative platform for systems innovation. https://systemsinnovation.io and … Read More

ETH Zurich field block course “Systemic Design Labs”
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As part of the ETH Zurich Innovedum-financed teaching project “Systemic Design Labs”, I am teaching a new version of this course series in a field block … Read More

Starting as Associate Professor for Systemic Design of Regenerative Resilient Systems in Oslo
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Since August 1st 2019, I have the honor to contribute to the evolving program in Systems Oriented Design at The Oslo School or Architecture and Design, … Read More

Outdoor Futures Think Tank @ MonViso Institute
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The MonViso Institute we are designing and building has been featured in Suston Magazine. „Renewal is in the Air“ The European Outdoor Group’s (EOG) Outdoor Futures Think … Read More

Keynote speech on Systems Oriented Experiential Outdoor Pedagogics
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Werkstätten Systemische Erlebnispädagogik Systemische Erlebnispädagogik (planoalto) verbindet Naturerfahrungen, Kreativtechniken, szenische Arbeitsformen und rituelle Strukturen zur Praxis der kreativ-rituellen Prozessgestaltung. Werkstätte Juni 2019   “online – verbunden, echt, … Read More

Keynote speech on Resilience at Mountain Business Summit, Pyrenées
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I am invited to deliver a keynote speech on “Resilience of Mountain Systems” at The Mountain Business Summit in Tarbes, France, on June 11th 2019. “Taking … Read More

The Renaissance Man
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SUSTON magazine, Sweden Hemp-Paulownia composite material skis advancing regenerative design and going beyond efficiency towards effectiveness, net-positive creation. Article written by Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse. The Renaissance Man

Keynote speech on tourism, sustainability and the chance to design the mountain economy in a regenerative way
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Delivering a keynote speech on tourism, sustainability and the chance to design the mountains we live in a regenerative way: “Bringing Tourism and environmental protection under … Read More

Organizing the RSD7 De-Conference at the MonViso Institute
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After the main RSD7 conference “Research on Systemic Design” organized by and taking place at Politecnico Torino, the following first RSD De-Conference was organized by the … Read More

Complexity and systems thinking course “View from Above”
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Inspired by Philippe Vandenbroek of ShiftN, we just co-offered a new course format “View from Above”: flying drones to learn about the complexity of sustainability transitions … Read More

New publication: Designing More Resilient Arctic Communities: Change Means Chance
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Luthe, T. 2018. Designing More Resilient Arctic Communities: Change Means Chance. In: The Circle 2/2018. WWF Arctic Program. “Melting glaciers, thinning sea ice, traditional subsistence hunters looking for … Read More

Speaker at International Sustainability Transitions (IST2018) Conference
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9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference Conference dates: 12 – 14 June 2018 Venue: The University of Manchester Reconfiguring Consumption and Production Systems I will be speaking … Read More

Invited speaker at the 10th UN World Mountain Tourism Congress: the MonViso Institute
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Speaking in the track on knowledge Management and Capacity Building: Keys to Success. “The MonViso Institute as a Hub for Research, Education and Entrepreneurship in Sustainability … Read More

Invited keynote speaker: Austrian Climate Day 2018
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Der 19. Österreichische Klimatag findet von Montag, 23. bis Mittwoch, 25. April 2018 an der Universität Salzburg statt Opening Keynotes am 24.April Tobias Luthe – Professor, Nachhaltiges Engineering … Read More

Podium speaker @ Eco Design Talk, Salzburg, Austria
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MISSION:SUSTAINABLE Mehrwert durch Nachhaltigkeit. ​ Am 17. Mai 2018 geht in der Panzerhalle in Salzburg der erste ECO DESIGN TALK über die Bühne. Pioniere wie Mag. Reinhard Kepplinger (Grüne Erde), Dr. … Read More

ISPO awards for eco achievement: the first 100% hemp fiber ski
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As part of a teaching course for engineering students in systemic design at ETH Zurich, the newly developed Grown hemp ski “MonViso edition” won two ISPO … Read More

New publication: The Resilience of Snow Sports: From Vision to Transformation.
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Abstract Snow sports are a fascination that succumbs to those who have already experienced the unique, multi-dimensional pleasure of gliding in snow. Several thousand years of … Read More

Transdisciplinarity conference @ Leuphana University – talk and poster
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At the International Transdisciplinarity conference, held in September ’17 at Leuphana University, Germany, co-organized by the Swiss td-net, I contributed with one talk entitled “Success in … Read More

Invited talk @ Swiss Polar Institute conference
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The theme of the conference is “Globalizing Polar Issues – High altitudes meet high latitudes”. I contributed with a talk entitled “Cooperation, circular economy and tourism: Building … Read More

New publication: Resource-Sensitive Design in Engineering – Building Eco Skis
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As part of the EDAC group of ETH Zurich, I am lead author of a paper on an experiential didactic approach to teach systemic design for … Read More

Speaking @ STHLM Resilience 2017
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I am excited to contribute with two speed talks and following intense discussions to the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm. My talks will be about resilience … Read More

New poster publication: International Sustainability Transitions conference
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Poster presentation at the International Sustainability Transition Conference in Gothenborg, Sweden, IST 2017.   Topic: The Revival of Resilient Mountain Communities. What constitutes a new model … Read More

New poster publication: ETH education on Systemic Design for Sustainability
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Coming up at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, June 2017, on the GreenroomVoice booth: presenting students’ work from my ETH Zürich BSc/MSc Engineering/Architecture elective course on Systemic … Read More

Interviewed: A vision for an alternative economic model in mountain regions
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The recent edition of Greenpeace Magazin is a special issue on the Alps – named “Die Zauberberge“. This magazine provides a facet of alternative views on … Read More

New Publication: Success in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research
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The complexity of sustainable development and societal transitions require both analytical understandings of how coupled human-environment systems function and transdisciplinary science-to-practice approaches. The academic discourse has … Read More

New publication: What is our understanding of sustainability?
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October 21, 2016 Building Common Ground in Mental Models of Sustainability Tobias Luthe and Michael von Kutzschenbach Sustainability: The Journal of Record.October 2016, Vol. 9, No. … Read More

New publication: Innovative Education on Sustainable Development
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Tobias Luthe and Ivan Nikitin (in German) Spätestens mit der Verabschiedung der 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) durch die Vereinten Nationen (UN) im Herbst 2015 ist … Read More