American artist and writer, lived in London for sixteen years. She has been involved in the management of arts, environment and sustainability in the non-profit sector for 40 years, in both the UK and the US.
Founder & Trustee
British architect/planner, photographer and composer, has lived in the US for 30 years. He has also been involved in program management, administration and fundraising in the non-profit sector for 40 years. He is the architect for the renovation of Institut Slavonice.
Chairman of the Board & Founder
Alexander Stipsits was born in Austria, and at age 18 was invited to London to study. He focused on English language, History, Political Science and Philosophy, before receiving a postgraduate diploma in Media&Dramatic Arts at the London Arts Educational Schools/AC. He has lived and taught in England, Australia, Japan, the USA, Europe, and travelled extensively throughout Nepal, India and Tibet. For the last 16 years he has been sharing his life between the Navajo Reservation, Austria, and the Czech Republic. In 2006 he cofounded the Slavonice Institute and the nonprofit, Centre for the Future, where he now acts as the Chairman of the Board. Currently he works as independent lecturer for various international Institutions and Universities, and produces&publishes Media content.
Henry started his career as an architect and landscape architect in 1988 with the founding of Hanson Design Group, an architecture, landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA. The primary focus of the firm was community based visioning and development. Projects included community vision planning, commercial revitalization strategies, affordable housing and open space planning. Teaching experience includes 18 years as an adjunct for Carnegie Mellon University teaching architectural design studio and site design. Since 2008 Mr. Hanson has been an instructor at the Czech Technical University in Prague where he teaches studio, landscape technology and social ecology. He is also an adjunst associate professor at the Prague Institute Department of architecture, North Carolina State University and a a lectureer at the Architectural Institute of Prague. Since 2011 Mr. Hanson has bee the director of the Centre for the Future.
Media & Communications Department,is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and videographer. He was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. His professional career started in 1996 at the United Nations Radio. He was also a co-founder of XY Films video production company. He has worked on a number of documentary films, documentary TV programs as well as short fiction films, promo films, and ads in the capacity of director, journalist, cameraman and/or video editor. Also worked as producer and executive producer on several projects. He has been responsible for the production and editing of numerous Centre projects.
Miluše, or Milu, holds down the fort at the Centre. She is our „Wonder Woman“, and the glue that keeps everything together. Milu is responsible for the myriad paperwork, activity planning and management. And finally, Milu is always sharing her generous smile, making every day a special one..
Tomaš, aka Tom, is a workhorse that seems to always be erverywhere. Additionally, Tom is responsible for numerous Centre initiatives including the History Project and the Film Club. He is also the primary community outreach liason with our hometown, Slavonice. Tom has also been invaluable in sharing the surrounding area with workshop attendees as well as a wide varity of visitors. Tom and Miluše work closely together on numerous activities including organizational and logistic matters for the Centre.
Tom is also the founder of www.radios.cz, an independent radio station with worldwide listeners.