Who We Are
We believe that bottom-up collective action by an active, networked global citizenry can drive the change food and sustainability lie at the heart of the IFL healthy communities model.
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. In this model, the student does not forfeit the title of learner after finishing studies at a formal educational institution, but rather is treated as a lifetime student. We champion the scaffolding model of Hierarchical Idea Networks (HIN), which holds the potential to significantly increase both the joy and efficiency of learning at all ages by developing an interactive knowledge commons.
Culture & Social
Through Stop Reset Go, IFL promotes the development of Human Interior Transformation (HIT) as a part of a rapid whole system change strategy to a more livable planet. A critical part of this strategy 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. The cultural practice of activities like song, dance and stories attain a new relevance. Deep Humanity helps to unleash a new appreciation of life and unleashes creativity and joyful participation in collective action. This is deemed necessary to develop an active participatory citizenry who actively participates in their own governance.
IFL promotes complete cycling of materials through Circular Economy,, respecting planetary boundaries, eco-tipping and general conservation of natural resources. But IFL goes beyond that, and supports the new concept of a Circular WEconomy. Organized, large-scale industrialized production cannot be separated from planetary and human wellbeing. The Industrial Revolution has played an important role in shaping the world we live in today by externalizing both ecological and social impacts. While the Circular Economy addresses ecological impacts, it still refrains from addressing the generational social impacts of centuries of physical and economic colonialism. The Circular WEconomy is defined to address both social and ecological impacts simultaneously, which have historically occurred together.
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 and enabling small scale or decentralised peer production / manufacturing at the local level. Under this programme we:
- Develop local economic development models
- Identify and develop technologies that contribute to the sustainable use of the nexus of water, soil, energy generation and the production of food.
Focus on MOOCC (Massive Open Online Commons Collaboration) as an efficient means of innovation
- Focus on Cosmo-localization (Design Global, Manufacture Local) as a new efficient means of networked production for the commons via creation of a global open source design commons
- Develop community-level manufacturing cooperative model for fair wealth distribution within communities