Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of a Community

Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of a Community

Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of a Community

Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of a Community

Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of a Community

Who We Are

ITKI Foundation (ITKIF) is a non profit, 501(c)3 that works closely with local entities as well as other organizations to preserve Traditional Knowledge (TK) systems and sustain the development of Creative Knowledge (CK) systems to build inclusive and resilient communities.

  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.

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.

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.

Creative Knowledge Platform Methodology

The CKP methodology builds a holistic value chain that lays the foundations for more sustainable micro-economies (small farmers, artisans, knowledge keepers, and the like).

Outputs

DIGITAL
LIBRARY

Houses the multimedia content (stories, images, videoo, etc…).

 

QR CODE FOR
PARTICIPANTS

Links participants’ profiles to the CKP, website(s) and social media account(s).

 

INTERACTIVE
BOOKLETS AND BOOKS

Describe specific projects and/or initiative.

 

GEO-TAGGED
TRAVEL ITINERARIES

Produce a web-based interactive map that links the geospatial data to territories.

 

AROUND
ME

Allows to find Knowledge Keepers’ location and local points of interest.

 

QUATERLY MARKETING
REPORTS

Include engagement rate for local Knowledge Keepers, territories, local communities, tourists, and visitors.

 

TRAINING AND
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Offer online training classes for Knowledge Seekers (Students, Volunteers, Interns).

 

Outputs

DIGITAL
LIBRARY

Houses the multimedia content (stories, images, videoo, etc…).

 

QR CODE FOR
PARTICIPANTS

Links participants’ profiles to the CKP, website(s) and social media account(s).

 

INTERACTIVE
BOOKLETS AND BOOKS

Describe specific projects and/or initiative.

 

GEO-TAGGED
TRAVEL ITINERARIES

Produce a web-based interactive map that links the geospatial data to territories.

 

AROUND
ME

Allows to find Knowledge Keepers’ location and local points of interest.

 

QUATERLY MARKETING
REPORTS

Include engagement rate for local Knowledge Keepers, territories, local communities, tourists, and visitors.

 

TRAINING AND
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Offer online training classes for Knowledge Seekers (Students, Volunteers, Interns).

 

TRusT™ WebApp

A mix of technological solutions and services designed to showcase the uniqueness and creativity of a territory (PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, and PLACES) and to highlight the Knowledge Keepers’ stories.

TRusT™ WebApp

A mix of technological solutions and services designed to showcase the uniqueness and creativity of a territory (PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, and PLACES) and to highlight the Knowledge Keepers’ stories.

EDUtelling WebApp

WebApp: a mix of technological solutions and services designed to develop innovative training programs and to help the new generations in creating an interactive CV narrative (with embedded videos, images and information) to successfully communicate their skills.

EDUtelling WebApp

WebApp: a mix of technological solutions and services designed to develop innovative training programs and to help the new generations in creating an interactive CV narrative (with embedded videos, images and information) to successfully communicate their skills.

Our Initiatives

ITKI Foundation is currently involved in the following projects, which use the Creative Knowledge Platform to describe the creative assets of a territory/community and offer an economic model of territorial promotion to the local creative actors.

Breads of the
Creative Cities 

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

Hands at work:
Carrara Marble

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

Farmers,
Ranchers and
Gatherers of
the Southwest

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

Artisanal
cheeses

The Artisanal Cheeses 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

The project proposed project encourages local communities in the area of Arcadia, Elis, Messenia (Greece) to live and work within a protected landscape of archaeological significance and outstanding natural beauty.

Hands at work:
Carrara Marble

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

Farmers,
Ranchers and
Gatherers of
the Southwest

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

Artisanal
cheeses

The Artisanal Cheeses 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

The project proposed project encourages local communities in the area of Arcadia, Elis, Messenia (Greece) to live and work within a protected landscape of archaeological significance and outstanding natural beauty.

Thank you for supporting us
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Please consider supporting our foundation to preserve Traditional Knowledge; foster Creative Knowledge systems and their cultural landscape; and reinforce the role of Knowledge Keepers to provide insight and guidance on the contemporary issue of resilience and sustainability.
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Thank you for
supporting us
give an online gift.

Please consider supporting our foundation to preserve Traditional Knowledge; foster Creative Knowledge systems and their cultural landscape; and reinforce the role of Knowledge Keepers to provide insight and guidance on the contemporary issue of resilience and sustainability.
Make an online gift today through our Secure Online Form.

News &
Resources

CONFERENCE ON HERITAGE CUISINE
Portoviejo, Ecuador
21-23 October 2020
Virtual Event

XVIII INTERNATIONAL FORUM WORLD HERITAGE AND CONTAMINATION
NAPLES, ITALY
September 26, 2020
Virtual Event

XLI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION (ICAF)
CÁCERES, SPAIN
24-26 September 2020
Virtual Event

CONFERENCE ON HERITAGE CUISINE
Portoviejo, Ecuador
21-23 October 2020
Virtual Event

XVIII INTERNATIONAL FORUM WORLD HERITAGE AND CONTAMINATION
NAPLES, ITALY
September 26, 2020
Virtual Event

XLI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION (ICAF)
CÁCERES, SPAIN
24-26 September 2020
Virtual Event

Publications

BREADS OF THE CREATIVE CITIES (ED. 2019)

Include the breadmaking traditions from 50 UNESCO Creative Cities: each one has one or more special breads symbolizing their unique cultures and culinary histories.

The Cheese Valleys:
The Birthplace of the Orobic Cheesemaking

Tradition focuses on the Traditional and Creative Knowledge of the Italian Orobic Valleys (Bergamo, Lecco e Sondrio) in all their beauty and complexity.

Hands at work:
Carrara Marble

Hands at Work: Carrara Marble narrates the centuries-old know-how of marble quarrying and working techniques as well as the excellence of its artisans and artists that transform the marble in masterpieces of art, architecture and design.

The white roads

The White Roads focuses on the traditional landscape of white roads (the unpaved country roads) that have marked the scenery of Italy in the past. Today they provide an ideal means of exploring a traditional rural setting.

Publications

BREADS OF THE CREATIVE CITIES (ED. 2019)

Include the breadmaking traditions from 50 UNESCO Creative Cities: each one has one or more special breads symbolizing their unique cultures and culinary histories.

The Cheese Valleys:
The Birthplace of the Orobic Cheesemaking

Tradition focuses on the Traditional and Creative Knowledge of the Italian Orobic Valleys (Bergamo, Lecco e Sondrio) in all their beauty and complexity.

Hands at work:
Carrara Marble

Hands at Work: Carrara Marble narrates the centuries-old know-how of marble quarrying and working techniques as well as the excellence of its artisans and artists that transform the marble in masterpieces of art, architecture and design.

The white roads

The White Roads focuses on the traditional landscape of white roads (the unpaved country roads) that have marked the scenery of Italy in the past. Today they provide an ideal means of exploring a traditional rural setting.

WHO WE ARE

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.