“Research is dangerous: You might discover something new …” Gerhard Kocher
Welcome to the FORMWELTen-Institute for renewing systemic research.
Our aim is to promote specialized, renewing, innovative research projects and applications within and from the fields of humanities Systems Theory and scientific / mathematical Theory of Complex Systems.
The main focus and central motive of our work is the development and construction of bridges in space and time, in communication and mind, to carry both science and humanities into the future, to evaluate achievements effectively, to critically analyze what needs to be provided and shape the world in an active cooperation.
Here you will find more information about:
Outstanding scientific achievements that help to realize the described goals
Events, funding projects and other support measures
Join us and create opportunities to promote systemic research and, of course, systemic education and impact.
Research / News
“You only realize that there is something new and thus should be said when you are running into sharp opposition.” Konrad Lorenz
Abstract: It is not surprising that one of the most complex phenomena in nature is that of ageing. It does not only bear biological interest, but it is also associated with cultural, psychological, social and even philosophical issues. It is therefore to be expected that a great deal of research is… more ›
Calculate, visualize and verify (your) (cognitive and communicative) FORMs directly in Peter Hofmann's FORM tricorder: formform.formsandlines.eu/tricorder Article with short description by Gitta Peyn more ›
Explore and analyse various communication/constructionFORMs. Find out how you can use them with the help of selftest for a deeper, more complex, higher differentiated and broader dimensioned comprehending of your inner dialogues, personal relationships, daily private and professional communications… more ›
Complex times need complex solutions and complex/versatile thinkers. They need a complex approach to science and transdisciplinary synergies between experts and laymen in order to overcome some of today's bottlenecks and to help with some of the global challenges and problems: Increasing narcissism… more ›
Die Flüchtlingskrise ist in aller Munde. Einige Wortführer gehen von der „größten Krise Europas“ aus. Die jüngst veröffentlichte Analyse des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos, der „Global Risk Report 2016“ (WEF 2016), zählt die aktuelle Flüchtlingskrise zu den Top 5 der aktuell weltweit bedrohlichsten Krisen. (…) War… more ›
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
One of our first goals is to support the establishment of the FORMWELT Foundation, whose mission is to promote educational projects, technological developments and economic and ecological problem solutions worldwide, by learning and working with the FORMWELT language developed by Ralf Peyn and Gitta Peyn.
FORMWELT is a semantically and formally self-sufficient linguistic system, a coding language for language(s) and meaning that can be spoken by man and machine.
FORMWELT has integrated the basic concepts of Systems Theory and fundamentals of logic and the like, and is therefore well-suited to promote, support and optimize systemic research and systemic thinking in general.
The FORMWELT Foundation will take the responsibility to help people worldwide to arrive in the age of globalization, digitalization, algorithmization and reality emulation, so that they are able to deal with higher levels of complexity and to develop a healthy contingency awareness.
The evolution of people in the world is changing the world. For thousands of years, the world was capable of dealing with the unconscious development of humans. We have changed this balance of power. Now we must learn to become aware, to observe ourselves, to recognize the complex consequences of our actions and to shape ourselves and assume our responsibilities towards the world.
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
We support and promote the project FORMWELT Online.
FORMWELT Online is intended to become the Internet platform that enables people and Artificial Intelligences around the world to work with FORMWELT, interact, develop projects and curricula, and learn together.
Imagine FORMWELT Online as a concise and circular form of Wikipedia and a smart version of Facebook.
At FORMWELT Online, for the first time, humans are enabled to play the differential/self-referential game of language that Wittgenstein dreamed of.
FORMWELT is no ontology language and (relevant for AI researchers) also no expert system.
FORMWELT Online is a transdisciplinary and transformative platform of exchange, methodology, theory and review for the humanities and natural sciences.
Elena-Maria Beenen, M. A., born 1983, sociologist, humanities scholar and project coordinator of two federal projects in the field of education, where she is primarily responsible for making structural analyses of the situation on the ground and initiating appropriate, tailor-made offers. This includes, for example, information about the education system for migrant people. Against this background, she can give us an insight into how normative goals can be implemented in programmes. (For example, parent education and recognition through dialogue improves the psychosocial situation of marginalised groups).
She is currently working on the fictional foundations of sociological systems theory and on a systems theory research method. Furthermore, she gives seminars in the field of philosophy of science in sociology as well as sociology of science at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the WWU Münster.
Conny Dethloff, born 1974, graduated as a mathematician in 1999. Immediately thereafter he actively entered the business world, until 2011 as a management consultant at PwC and IBM Deutschland GmbH, and from 2012 as a manager at OTTO GmbH & Co KG. His task there is to lead OTTO in context of big data, artificial intelligence and organisational design into the digital age . Since 2009, he has been reflecting on the insights he generates in his daily work life in his logbook “Reise des Verstehens” (blog-conny-dethloff.de).
The social and cultural anthropologist Daniel Dick has worked for various research institutions in the fields of systems science, consciousness research, anthropology and consulting. He is currently writing a book on perspectives on consciousness research and one on sexuality, masculinity and spirituality.
His passionate research concerns the complex relationships between humanity and meaning. He deals systemically with religious and spiritual consciousness, human relationships, the function of healing processes and techniques of consciousness exploration, such as meditation and trance. He is particularly interested in the backgrounds and mechanisms of thought systems of various kinds, such as ideologies, religions, rituals, philosophy of science and the phenomenology of experience.
He has a worked on applied research and developing projects for software tools for self-exploration, impact assessment, pain perception, flickering light perception, and others.
Daniel Dick has taught anthropology and sociology at the University of Vienna, he received the Young Scientist Bertalanffy Award of the European Meeting of Cybernetics and System Research 2016, worked for several research institutions including the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, the European School of Governance, and co-founded the independent Vienna Academy of Consciousness Research in 2015.
Today, he heads the Existential Consciousness Research Institute, organizes research and dialogues, and promotes theories, models and techniques that build bridges between the natural sciences and the humanities and science and spirituality: ecr-inst.com/en
Karim Fathi, Dr.
Karim Fathi is a dedicated consultant, researcher and publisher with focus on the fields of systemic resilience, conflict transformation, interpersonal relationships and transdisciplinary complexity management.
Besides his activities as a freelance consultant, coach, lecturer and trainer, he is currently employed as an academic researcher on systemic change at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Furthermore, he is project leader for resilience at the Steinbeis Transfer Institute for therapeutic communication and integrated health promotion of the Steinbeis University Berlin as well as co-founder of the Empathy Academy, Berlin and fellow of the European School of Governance (www.eusg.eu).
Franz Friczewski, Dr. rer. pol., Sociologist (Dipl.)
During the 1980s research at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin Social Science Center) and at the TU Berlin on work related stress.
1990s: Development and proving of the instrument “Workplace Health Circle”.
From 2000 on: Executive-Coaching. Teacher for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Momentarily he is working on a “third order cybernetics”, a conceptuality allowing those who act and speak to observe how they create reality by acting and speaking.
Göran Hielscher, graduate in society & business communications, design thinker & DJ
Göran is a trained graphic designer and copywriter, studied society & business communications at the UdK in Berlin and, with a focus on verbal communication and communication science, closed with a diploma on conceptual metaphors in self-representation texts in online dating. At the HPI Potsdam he also studied design thinking, an innovation methodology developed at Stanford, which he has been teaching and practicing besides rhetorics, corporate language, creativity, and team building for over 10 years as a coach and consultant. He applied his skills in projects in small and large organizations – from the music festivals, NGOs, IT service providers, diverse industries and in the airline business.
Based on his metaphor work and out of personal curiosity, he studied in sexual therapy and relationship dynamics at the Institute for Relationship Dynamics in Berlin. Meanwhile, with his “Orgasm Workshop – We come a bit later”, an edutainment-oriented Trojan horse grew up that had no less in mind than equipping (young) people, preferably in large groups of up to 400 people at conferences and festivals with instruments for emotional and sexual autonomy. The O-Workshop became an edutainment format to fight consuming attitudes in sexuality and relating in a playful manner.
In addition, he is a DJ for the Conscious Dance Format Ecstatic Dance and now finds many analogies and connecting elements between large group coaching, ceremonies, sexual edutainment and DJing.
Since his systemic education, he has had a great desire to better merge the social world and the world of work, which at least technologically fused increasingly in the past years. In his understanding in times of digitization, the value of the analog and physical are paramount, yet better achievable with innate power over the spoken word, so that communication can succeed, hence: really can take place.
Karin Kelle-Herfurth, born in 1980, is a specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine, physiotherapist and has a Master's degree in Health Business Administration with a focus on business process management.
After her medical studies, she worked in two clinics of the employers' liability insurance association in acute care and rehabilitation after accidents at work, occupational diseases and in the health service in prevention counseling, most recently as a senior physician in Hamburg. Subsequently, with further training in occupational medicine as a company physician at ias AG in company health and performance management.
During this time, she also initiated and coordinated projects for the digitally supported optimization of work processes to improve patient care, internal communication and interdisciplinary cooperation, set up decentralized organizational units, helped develop documentation and information systems and accompanied the introduction of occupational health software.
Her passion is to bring health into the everyday life of people with new educational and working concepts, to strengthen their self-efficacy in situations of change and to accompany them in change processes individually, personally and virtually on their way into the future.
Since 2017 she has been self-employed as a freelance consultant and solopreneur. With her integrative consulting approach of Health & Business Counseling and online-based mentoring, she specializes in self-employed people and executives.
On her ZUKUNFTSDIALOG.Blog she brings together systemic perspectives from medical, psychosocial and economic perspectives on health competence, personality and business development and combines them with her unconventional and constructivist way of thinking.
Marios Kyriazis, MD
Marios Kyriazis qualified as a medical doctor (MD) from the University of Rome, Italy, and after preclinical work in the USA he worked as a clinician in acute medicine in Cyprus, and the UK. He subsequently qualified as a Gerontologist with interest in the biology of aging and became a Chartered Member of the academic organisation ‘Royal Society of Biology’ in the UK. He also has a post-graduate qualification in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Other appointments include Member of the Board of Trustees at the Mediterranean Graduate School of Applied Social Cognition, affiliate researcher at the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Group, University of Brussels, Expert assessor, (European Commission), Member Biological Complex Systems Alliance, and a Ronin Research Scholar. He has a portfolio of over 1000 articles, papers and lectures in the field of healthy ageing.
Currently, he works with the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, a serious endeavour to study the elimination of age-related degeneration. The research is focused on transdisciplinary models and explores common principles between biology, complexity sciences, evolution, cybernetics, neurosciences, and techno-cultural elements. Areas of interest include robustness and degeneracy in organic systems, fragility and redundancy, repair processes (including self-repair), hormesis and environmental enrichment in aging, and immortalisation of somatic cells.
One particular project is a concept developed by Dr Kyriazis, which is the ‘Law of Requisite Usefulness’. This states that agents which are useful in the evolution and adaptation of any system, are retained by that system. This concept can be applied in the specific case of humans who are actors within a highly technological and hyper-connected society, forming part of a Global Brain. This aspect of his work led to his nomination for the Nobel prize in Medicine 2017.
Cadell Last is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with a background in anthropology, history and philosophy. He has always been fascinated with questions regarding the origin, nature and future of the human species and explores these questions with evolutionary, complexity, psychoanalytic, speculative and metaphysical frameworks for thought.
Classes and post-graduate training in systemic therapy and counseling on working with family and systemic constellations, triannual training in systemic counseling and therapy at the Wieslocher Institut for Systemic Solutions (WISL).
Docent at the College for Social Work North-West-Schweiz at Olten, guest docent at the Evangelical College Ludwigsburg, at the Helm-Stierlin-Institute Heidelberg (hsi), at the Institute for Systemic Research, Therapy and Counseling Magdeburg (isft), at the Northern German Institute for Short-time Therapy (NIK), at the Institute for Systemic Counseling Wald-Michelbach/Potsdam (ISB), at the Lower Saxony Institute for Systemic Therapy and Counseling Hannover (NIS), at the Academy of the Health Center SysTelios in Wald-Michelbach/Siedelsbrunn, at the Milton-Erickson-Institute Saarbrücken.
Ralf and Gitta Peyn
Ralf (1967) and Gitta (1965) Peyn are the developers of the semantically and formally self-sufficient linguistic system FORMWELT, a coding language for language(s) and meaning, that can be spoken by man and machine. www.formwelt.info
During the course of a discussion about the mathematical/formal foundation of FORMWELT Ralf Peyn first developed uFORM iFORM and second – in order to illustrate and visualize its range of applications – “Systemic Realconstructivism”. Both are published with a preface from Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker and an – written in layman's terms – introduction from Gitta Peyn in (as an eBook conceptualized) complete works at the Carl Auer Verlag, Publisher for Systemic Research. www.uformiform.info
1989 start with the work on FORMWELT
1992 completion of the first kernel-version of FORMWELT
until 2017 work on perspectives on FORMWELT,
2016 development of uFORM iFORM and Systemic Realconstructivism Ralf Peyn
Fritz B. Simon, Dr. med., Univ.-Prof.
Study of medicine and sociology
psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, systemic family therapist and organizational consultant. Focus of research: processes of organization and desorganization in psychological and social systems.
Author resp. editor/publisher of approx. 300 scientific professional articles and 29 books translated into 14 languages, i. a. (all German): The Process of Individuation (1984), The Language of Family Therapy (1984), Living Systems (1988), Differences that make Differences (1988), Radical Market Economy (1992), Die other Side of Health (1995), The Art not to learn (1997), Circular Questioning (1999), Deadly Conflicts (2001), The Family of the Family Corporation (2002), Together we are silly? (2004), Multi-Generational Family Corporations (2005), Introduction in Systems Theory and Constructivism (2006), Introduction in Systemic Organization Theory (2007), Introduction in Systemic Theory of Economy (2009), Before the Game is after the Game, Systemic Aspects of Football (2009), Introduction into the Systems Theory of Conflicts (2010), “Zhong De Ban” or: How Psychotherapy came to China (2011), Introduction into the Theory of Family Corporations (2012), When right is left and left is right (2013), Introduction into the (Systems) Theory of Counseling (2014).
Ilia Stambler, PhD
Ilia Stambler, PhD is Chief Science Officer of “Vetek” (Seniority) Association – The Senior Citizens Movement (Israel). He received his PhD at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research has focused on the historical and social implications of aging and life extension research.
His papers have appeared in Progress in Neurobiology, Aging and Disease, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Rejuvenation Research, Current Aging Science, Global Aging, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Frontiers in Genetics, Geroscience, and other journals.
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