Not everybody is able or willing to move into a community project in the countryside, and there is still a drift to the big cities. For many it is even a question of survival, people move were the jobs are. The question is how are we able to secure a livable, affordable life in the city.
The Tollwood-Festivals in Munich originated in left wing alternative circles – initiating and supporting new life styles and ideas. Besides manufacturers- and arts markets, great international food and beverage and many interesting cultural entertainment events, the festival always has a main focal point. This year at the Winter-Tollwood the theme is: Wir Alle! which means All
The Community Research Project is an initiative that wants to develop a greater understanding of the principles of community and create more awareness of the experience and knowledge gained by long-term intentional communities all over the world.
"Ecovillages are small cells who take it up on themselves to live the ecologically responsible life, and by example spread the good practice."
Prof. Shabnam Mousavi
The COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROJECT is a private, non-academic and independent enterprise by SUSANNE RATKA.
This project is scientifically accompanied by Prof. Shabnam Mousavi of Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. The selection criteria, catalog of questions and interview procedures of the field study are based on objective scientific standards.
Visuals & Editorial: Andreas Wiedemann
All photos* taken by Susanne Ratka and Andreas Wiedemann
(*except for "Jumping Goldfish", "Keyword Search" and "Contact")