Holistic Community
Solutions for the Planet


Institute of Future Living is an NPO dedicated to developing and piloting scalable holistic community models which seamlessly incorporate ecology, community, and local Circular WEconomy along with the values of openness, fairness, democracy and altruism.   Tell me more…

Education

IFL believes we are at the precipice of major educational shifts that can radically transform education as we know it. Digital technology holds the promise of tailoring education to the individual. IFL supports an ANYtime Education (ANYE) model as well as a complementary APPlied Education (APPE) model, that treats life itself as the school.   More..

Local Economy

Education

IFL believes we are at the precipice of major educational shifts that can radically transform education as we know it. Digital technology holds the promise of tailoring education to the individual. IFL supports an ANYtime Education (ANYE) model as well as a complementary APPlied Education (APPE) model, that treats life itself as the school.   More..

Local Economy
Cultural and social

Cultural & Social

A critical part of Human Interior Transformation (HIT) is Deep Humanity, a process for rekindling the sense of wonder in human beings. Through a process of collective and personal BEing Journeys, individuals are lead to a deep awareness of their humanity, and learn to deepen their appreciation of their own psychological experience of life.   More..

Economy

We believe healthy economies start with thriving local economies, our activities are mainly driven by technologies that contribute to easing the burden of manual labour, affordability and sustainability. We strive to enable small scale or decentralised peer production / manufacturing at the local level.   More..

Local Economy

Cultural & Social

A critical part of Human Interior Transformation (HIT) is Deep Humanity, a process for rekindling the sense of wonder in human beings. Through a process of collective and personal BEing Journeys, individuals are lead to a deep awareness of their humanity, and learn to deepen their appreciation of their own psychological experience of life.   More..

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Economy

We believe healthy economies start with thriving local economies, our activities are mainly driven by technologies that contribute to easing the burden of manual labour, affordability and sustainability. We strive to enable small scale or decentralised peer production / manufacturing at the local level.   More..

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Ecology

IFL promotes complete cycling of materials through Circular Economy, respecting planetary boundaries, eco-tipping and general conservation of natural resources. Beyond this we support the new concept of a Circular WEconomy, as organized, large-scale industrialized production cannot be separated from planetary and human wellbeing.   More..

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Ecology

IFL promotes complete cycling of materials through Circular Economy, respecting planetary boundaries, eco-tipping and general conservation of natural resources. Beyond this we support the new concept of a Circular WEconomy, as organized, large-scale industrialized production cannot be separated from planetary and human wellbeing.   More..

Technologies

IFL is continuously searching for technologies that make life easier and reduce the burden of hard labour, a situation where the poor often find themselves in. Our technologies are identified through research or partnering with individuals and entities that hold innovations that are aligned with our vision and focus areas. IFL is currently working on two technologies both focus on high social impact, high ecological impact and large job creation and local economic development potential:

  • Open Source technologies via Stop Reset Go Cosmo-localization and Global Design Commons effort:

  • Closed Source technology that can lay the foundation for large scale community scale, circular WEconomy production. Currently IFL is working with an international group of scientists and engineers holding 400 patents on thermal convection Water Cycle Transfer (WCX) technology. This core thermal convection technology is highly efficient and can be manufactured using low technology techniques into a suite of useful low cost technologies for:

    • Water Desalination plant – through evaporation/condensation WCX cycle
    • Power Tower – Artificial wind for constant baseload energy via WCX cycle
    • Low energy air conditioning via WCX cycle
    • CFC and HFC-free. Low energy refrigeration via WCX cycle

Projects

Stop Rest Go

A special project of IFL that is focused on developing citizen-centric, rapid whole system change solutions for the globe. A large focus is on developing large scale citizen-driven, collective action campaigns, including the construction of a global design commons. stopresetgo.org



Water Hackathon


An event organized by IFL special project Stop Reset Go and the Cape Town Science Centre, along with the support of a global solidarity network of partners including: Envienta Open Source Everything; Winds of Change; Cosmo-Localization Loomio Working Group; Peer to Peer Foundation; Action Foresight; SAREBI (South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator); Openhack Sweden – Hacking for Humanity; Global Movement Summit; and Institute for Futures Research (for Causal Layered Analysis support)

hackthewatercrisis.org


Wellbeing Economy


A collaboration between IFL project Stop Reset Go and Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, at the University of Pretoria; Innovation for Sustainable Development network; and Global Movement Summit

wellbeingeconomy.net


OSCE Days


Since 2014, IFL, through Stop Reset Go, has hosted the annual global OSCE days event in Johannesburg and Cape Town. James Gien Wong, co-founder of IFL sits on the Board of Stewards of OSCEdays.

oscedays.org

Network



Contact

Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you…

General Enquiries

info@futureliving.institute
+27 (0)836378419

James Gien Wong

gien@futureliving.institute

Lerato Thahane

lerato@futureliving.institute

Steven Johnston

steve@futureliving.institute