Who We Are

The International Traditional Knowledge Institute Foundation (ITKIF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that works closely with community leaders, municipalities, the civil society and other non-profit organizations to preserve Traditional Knowledge (TK) and sustain the development of Creative Knowledge (CK) systems which are the contemporary evolution of TK practices that have adjusted to the rules of Nature, have learned how to work with them and not against them.

  Mission

Farmer harvesting Sonoran White Wheat in Arizona
We are committed to reinforce the role of Traditional and Creative Knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of unique and diverse communities in a more sustainable environment and resilient economy.

Mission

We are committed to reinforce the role of Traditional and Creative Knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of unique and diverse communities in a more sustainable environment and resilient economy.
Bakers of the Pan and Langa Consortium for the Breads of the Creative Cities project

Creative Knowledge
Platform

The Creative Knowledge Platform (CKP) describes the creative assets within each community and leverages its collective intelligence to implement a model of territorial promotion based on traditional and sustainable techniques.

Knowledge Seekers (Students, Interns, Volunteers)

Knowledge Keepers
(Experts Artisans, heritage Food Producers, etc. )

Creative Knowledge Platform
(web and mobile)

Makers, Artisans 
(Millers, Chefs,
Designers, artisans, etc. )

Visitors, Buyers, Retailers

Logo knowledge seekers students, interns, volunteers
Logo knowledge keepers experts artisans, heritage food producers
Logo creative knowledge platform web and mobile
Logo makers, artisans  millers, chefs, designers, artisans
Logo visitors, buyers, retailers

Collect KK stories, media, and profiles

Share stories, practices, products and places

Store Knowledge
Keepers’ up-to-date multimedia contents

Expand networks, increase awareness, appreciation, and value of KK products

Expand customer
base and increase
interest in local
quality ingredients
and products

Our Initiatives

ITKI Foundation is currently involved in the following projects:

BREADS OF THE CREATIVE CITIES

Loaf of bread with certification

The project describes the bread making traditions of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network that become a symbol of sharing and giving mutual support among the cities of the network.

HANDS AT WORK 2021

craftsman working marble sculpture

The project looks at the fascinating relationship between Carrara – the city of marble – and its talented artisans and artists through video-interviews and cultural itineraries that show beauty and heritage around the city.

FARMERS, RANCHERS AND GATHERERS OF THE SOUTHWEST

cart with wheel and vases in Arizona

The project seeks to strengthen the economic sustainability of local food systems (farmers, ranchers, gatherers and artisanal food makers) of the US Southwest.

ARTISANAL
CHEESES

Cheese-maker in Orobic valleys (Italy)

The project explores the history, science, culture and traditions of artisanal cheesemaking by telling the stories of the Knowledge Keepers (farmers, breeders, cheesemakers) and their heritage.

In support of the PARRHASIAN HERITAGE PARK

map showing the Parrhasian heritage park in Greece

ITKI Foundation is contributing to this effort with the Creative Knowledge Platform, which is used to describe the cultural and creative assets in the area of Arcadia, Elis and Messenia.

Hands at work 2021

craftsman working marble sculpture

The project looks at the fascinating relationship between Carrara – the city of marble – and its talented artisans and artists through video-interviews and cultural itineraries around the city.

Farmers,
Ranchers and
Gatherers of
the Southwest

cart with wheel and vases in Arizona

The project seeks to strengthen the economic sustainability of local food systems (farmers, ranchers, gatherers and artisanal food makers) of the US Southwest.

Artisanal
cheeses

Cheese-maker in Orobic valleys (Italy)

The project explores the history, science, culture and traditions of artisanal cheesemaking by telling the stories of the Knowledge Keepers (farmers, breeders, cheesemakers) and their heritage.

Parrhasian Heritage Park

map showing the Parrhasian heritage park in Greece

ITKI Foundation is contributing to this effort with the Creative Knowledge Platform, which is used to describe the cultural and creative assets in the area of Arcadia, Elis and Messenia.

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WHO WE ARE

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ABOUT US

ITKI Foundation (ITKIF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that works closely with local entities as well as other organizations to promote SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS based on Traditional Knowledge systems, and the use of innovative practices and Internet-based tools.