Communities: Yesterday's Utopia, Today's Reality

The Ninth International Communal Studies Conference

International Communal Studies Association

Damanhur, Italy

June 29 - July 1, 2007
Preconference tour July 2-3, 2007

Prof. Emeritus  Dennis Hardy, Outgoing ICSA President, reports on the ICSA Damanhur Conference

The International Communal Studies Association (ICSA) is alive and well! At the end of June members gathered for the latest in its series of international conferences. This time the location was the beautiful Val Chiusella, in the foothills of the Italian Alps to the north of Turin, where ICSA enjoyed the warm hospitality of the well-established Damanhur community. As well as a unique opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts from around the world, the event offered a rich mix of reflective papers and community practice. An additional attraction was a post-conference visit to an inspirational eco-village, Torri Superiore, as well as to some more traditional examples of Italian community living.

Download the ICSA 2007 Program here