The History of the Sunflower Foundation and Its Platforms
1st half 2021
MoneyMuseum had been closed due to pandemic regulations. Our internal work focused on building a database for our library (scanning, comments on individual books, linking) and preparing for the ChinaForum: a multi-year lecture and discussion series on China. Of particular interest is the introduction of digital currency in China with potential transformation of the global monetary system.
Publikatioin of the book “A Future without Money?", Mandelbaum Verlag, Vienna. Theoretical approaches and lived alternatives. With contributions from the Sunflower Group.
Changeover to Cyclos 4.0 software to support barter circles in Switzerland, with significant improvements.
Opening of our exhibition "Law and Justice" in German and English with audio guide and explanations.
Launch of our new, additional website moneymuseum.news with 40 curated online tours.
Our book homepage "bookophile.com" reaches 85 contributions and is popular worldwide.
Publication of "Sustainable digital Finance in Switzerland" based on collaboration with foraus. The goal of our two-year support of foraus is to form the basis for discussions on “esg”.
Collaboration with the Europainstitut of the University of Basel; a memorandum of understanding is drafted.
Cooperation with the University of Cusanus-Hochschule in Germany with the topic "Oekonomie - Geld - Gesellschaftsgestaltung”. A memorandum with a declaration of intent for the next two years is drawn up.
The booklet "China - A Great Power in Transition" is published. This publication serves as the basis for our China Lecture Series 2022.
Lisa Oehler becomes a new research assistant and focuses on didactics and teaching in the cooperation with Cusanus University, Koblenz.
Exhibition “The Merchant in the 17th century” with exhibition catalog, audio guide, and text explanations.
Sunflower discussion Group meeting in Stans. Discussion about our publication “A Future without money?"
Visit to Cusanus University in Koblenz. Participation in workshops and discussions.
China discussion at the MoneyMuseum: "The Chinese dream of a strong Nation" with specialist Dr. Saskia Hieber.
Focus throughout the year was on our efforts to bring our research on money logic to Academia. We deepened our collaboration with the Cusanus University, Koblenz as well as the student organizations Plurale-Oekonomik and Rethinking Economics.
Participation in a study seminar at the Cusanus University in Koblenz. Intensified collaboration with various teachers at the university.
Cooperation with the student organizations Plurale-Oekonomik.de in Germany and Rethinking Economics in Switzerland. Visit of the president of the Cusanus Hochschule Koblenz in Zurich and contract agreement for cooperation.
Further contributions to our website moneymuseum.news by means of the online software service shorthand.com.
Opening of our exhibition “Swiss History: Fact or Fake-News?” with audio, texts, and exhibition catalog.
First event of our China-Forum series with Prof. Ralph Weber: How adaptable is the Chinese Communist Party?
Second event of our China-Forum series with Prof. Dirk Schmidt: The return of Socialism in the Chinese economy?
Writing contest on bookophile.com for students of the University of Erfurt, Germany.
Seminar at the MoneyMuseum Zurich with students of the Cusanus University, Koblenz, Germany, organized by our team. 3 days workshop in Zurich on money issues, gift culture, blockchain applications.
Discussion with NZZ correspondent Matthias Kamp, Beijing about the current state of affairs in China. How to experience the Corona Lockdowns up close, how does the population react? An eyewitness report.
Bookophile prize competition at the University of Erfurt as a trial run for further prize competitions: Prize crowning of the winner, publication of his entry on bookophile.com.
China-Forum Event with Prof. K. Mühlhahn, President Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen. Topic: The Beijing Paradox. Historical perspective on China's development over the last 400 years and the economic boom since 1980.
Collaboration with Plurale-Oekonomik.de and objective to publish five publications on "Money & Society" and "New Economics Education" in German and English within the next 9 months. The platform is consulted by many students of economics in German-speaking countries (over 30,000 monthly views).
China-Forum Event with Prof. Kristin Shi-Kupfer. Topic: Digitalization - Blessing or Curse in China? Focus on society and digital media in China. The China Forum helps executives to better understand the multifaceted China.
Foundation of the association "China-Kompetence" with the aim to develop a central register for China competence for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.