“Research is dangerous: You might discover something new …”
Gerhard Kocher

Welcome to the FORMWELTen-Institute for renewing systemic research.

Our aim is to promote specialized, renewing, innovative research projects and applications within and from the fields of humanities Systems Theory and scientific / mathematical Theory of Complex Systems.
The main focus and central motive of our work is the development and construction of bridges in space and time, in communication and mind, to carry both science and humanities into the future, to evaluate achievements effectively, to critically analyze what needs to be provided and shape the world in an active cooperation.

Here you will find more information about:

  • Outstanding scientific achievements that help to realize the described goals
  • Events, funding projects and other support measures
    Join us and create opportunities to promote systemic research and, of course, systemic education and impact.

Research / News

“You only realize that there is something new and thus should be said when you are running into sharp opposition.”
Konrad Lorenz

clearing up eigenFORM

by Ralf and Gitta Peyn

News from FORMWELT/WELTFORM research:“clearing up eigenFORM” by Ralf and Gitta Peyn with some amazing new insights as f. e.: Systems that try to re-entry themselves without further internal (ex)differentiation (irritation) lose their ability to mark - to decide. This has consequences for identity for… more ›

LiveStream Conferences “WE NEED A CHANGE”

WE NEED A CHANGE  Friday, September 4 at 12:30, 15:30, 19:00 and 22:30  Saturday, September 5 at 09:00, 12:30, 16:00 and 20:00  Sunday, September 6 at 09:00 Time Specifications CEST, Berlin – please check your local time here: https://time.is/CEST All conferences are streamed live on Leanbase Platfor… more ›

The FORM tricorder

by Peter Hofmann

Calculate, visualize and verify (your) (cognitive and communicative) FORMs directly in Peter Hofmann's FORM tricorder: tricorder.formform.dev Article with short description by Gitta Peyn more ›

Communication – Reorganization of Undetermined (new eBooklet)

by Ralf Peyn

Explore and analyse various communication/constructionFORMs. Find out how you can use them with the help of selftest for a deeper, more complex, higher differentiated and broader dimensioned comprehending of your inner dialogues, personal relationships, daily private and professional communications… more ›


FORMWELT Foundation

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

One of our first goals is to support the establishment of the FORMWELT Foundation, whose mission is to promote educational projects, technological developments and economic and ecological problem solutions worldwide, by learning and working with the FORMWELT language developed by Ralf Peyn and Gitta Peyn.

FORMWELT is a semantically and formally self-sufficient linguistic system, a coding language for language(s) and meaning that can be spoken by man and machine.
FORMWELT has integrated the basic concepts of Systems Theory and fundamentals of logic and the like, and is therefore well-suited to promote, support and optimize systemic research and systemic thinking in general.

The FORMWELT Foundation will take the responsibility to help people worldwide to arrive in the age of globalization, digitalization, algorithmization and reality emulation, so that they are able to deal with higher levels of complexity and to develop a healthy contingency awareness.

The evolution of people in the world is changing the world. For thousands of years, the world was capable of dealing with the unconscious development of humans. We have changed this balance of power. Now we must learn to become aware, to observe ourselves, to recognize the complex consequences of our actions and to shape ourselves and assume our responsibilities towards the world.

More information about this project:


“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

We support and promote the project FORMWELT Online.
FORMWELT Online is intended to become the Internet platform that enables people and Artificial Intelligences around the world to work with FORMWELT, interact, develop projects and curricula, and learn together.
Imagine FORMWELT Online as a concise and circular form of Wikipedia and a smart version of Facebook.
At FORMWELT Online, for the first time, humans are enabled to play the differential/self-referential game of language that Wittgenstein dreamed of.

FORMWELT is no ontology language and (relevant for AI researchers) also no expert system.
FORMWELT Online is a transdisciplinary and transformative platform of exchange, methodology, theory and review for the humanities and natural sciences.

More information about this project:

Scientific Team

Elena-Maria Beenen, M. A.

Elena-Maria Beenen

Elena-Maria Beenen, M. A., born 1983, sociologist, humanities scholar and project coordinator of two federal projects in the field of education, where she is primarily responsible for making structural analyses of the situation on the ground and initiating appropriate, tailor-made offers. This includes, for example, information about the education system for migrant people. Against this background, she can give us an insight into how normative goals can be implemented in programmes. (For example, parent education and recognition through dialogue improves the psychosocial situation of marginalised groups).

She is currently working on the fictional foundations of sociological systems theory and on a systems theory research method. Furthermore, she gives seminars in the field of philosophy of science in sociology as well as sociology of science at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the WWU Münster.

Nikola Danaylov

Nikola Danaylov

Nikola Danaylov is Author, Futurist and Speaker. His “Conversations with the Future” is an international bestseller, and his popular “Singularity.FM” podcast is the reason why Danaylov has been called the “Larry King of the Singularity”.

Nicola is Keynote Speaker and member of the Larnaca-Conferences.

Daniel Dick

Daniel Dick

The social and cultural anthropologist Daniel Dick has worked for various research institutions in the fields of systems science, consciousness research, anthropology and consulting. He is currently writing a book on perspectives on consciousness research and one on sexuality, masculinity and spirituality.

His passionate research concerns the complex relationships between humanity and meaning. He deals systemically with religious and spiritual consciousness, human relationships, the function of healing processes and techniques of consciousness exploration, such as meditation and trance. He is particularly interested in the backgrounds and mechanisms of thought systems of various kinds, such as ideologies, religions, rituals, philosophy of science and the phenomenology of experience.

He has a worked on applied research and developing projects for software tools for self-exploration, impact assessment, pain perception, flickering light perception, and others.

Daniel Dick has taught anthropology and sociology at the University of Vienna, he received the Young Scientist Bertalanffy Award of the European Meeting of Cybernetics and System Research 2016, worked for several research institutions including the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, the European School of Governance, and co-founded the independent Vienna Academy of Consciousness Research in 2015.

Today, he heads the Existential Consciousness Research Institute, organizes research and dialogues, and promotes theories, models and techniques that build bridges between the natural sciences and the humanities and science and spirituality:

Karim Fathi, Dr.

Karim Fathi

Karim Fathi is a dedicated consultant, researcher and publisher with focus on the fields of systemic resilience, conflict transformation, interpersonal relationships and transdisciplinary complexity management. 

Besides his activities as a freelance consultant, coach, lecturer and trainer, he is currently employed as an academic researcher on systemic change at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Furthermore, he is project leader for resilience at the Steinbeis Transfer Institute for therapeutic communication and integrated health promotion of the Steinbeis University Berlin as well as co-founder of the Empathy Academy, Berlin and fellow of the European School of Governance (www.eusg.eu).

Franz Friczewski, Dr. rer. pol., Sociologist (Dipl.)

Dr. rer. pol. Franz Friczewski
  • During the 1980s research at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin Social Science Center) and at the TU Berlin on work related stress.
  • 1990s: Development and proving of the instrument “Workplace Health Circle”.
  • From 2000 on: Executive-Coaching. Teacher for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Momentarily he is working on a “third order cybernetics”, a conceptuality allowing those who act and speak to observe how they create reality by acting and speaking.


Karin Kelle-Herfurth, Dr. med., MHBA

Karin Kelle-Herfurth

Karin Kelle-Herfurth, born in 1980, is a specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine, physiotherapist and has a Master's degree in Health Business Administration with a focus on business process management.

After her medical studies, she worked in two clinics of the employers' liability insurance association in acute care and rehabilitation after accidents at work, occupational diseases and in the health service in prevention counseling, most recently as a senior physician in Hamburg. Subsequently, with further training in occupational medicine as a company physician at ias AG in company health and performance management.

During this time, she also initiated and coordinated projects for the digitally supported optimization of work processes to improve patient care, internal communication and interdisciplinary cooperation, set up decentralized organizational units, helped develop documentation and information systems and accompanied the introduction of occupational health software.

Her passion is to bring health into the everyday life of people with new educational and working concepts, to strengthen their self-efficacy in situations of change and to accompany them in change processes individually, personally and virtually on their way into the future.

Since 2017 she has been self-employed as a freelance consultant and solopreneur. With her integrative consulting approach of Health & Business Counseling and online-based mentoring, she specializes in self-employed people and executives.

On her ZUKUNFTSDIALOG.Blog she brings together systemic perspectives from medical, psychosocial and economic perspectives on health competence, personality and business development and combines them with her unconventional and constructivist way of thinking.

Marios Kyriazis, MD

Marios Kyriazis

Marios Kyriazis qualified as a medical doctor (MD) from the University of Rome, Italy, and after preclinical work in the USA he worked as a clinician in acute medicine in Cyprus, and the UK. He subsequently qualified as a Gerontologist with interest in the biology of aging and became a Chartered Member of the academic organisation ‘Royal Society of Biology’ in the UK. He also has a post-graduate qualification in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Other appointments include Member of the Board of Trustees at the Mediterranean Graduate School of Applied Social Cognition, affiliate researcher at the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Group, University of Brussels, Expert assessor, (European Commission), Member Biological Complex Systems Alliance, and a Ronin Research Scholar. He has a portfolio of over 1000 articles, papers and lectures in the field of healthy ageing.

Currently, he works with the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, a serious endeavour to study the elimination of age-related degeneration. The research is focused on transdisciplinary models and explores common principles between biology, complexity sciences, evolution, cybernetics, neurosciences, and techno-cultural elements. Areas of interest include robustness and degeneracy in organic systems, fragility and redundancy, repair processes (including self-repair), hormesis and environmental enrichment in aging, and immortalisation of somatic cells.

One particular project is a concept developed by Dr Kyriazis, which is the ‘Law of Requisite Usefulness’. This states that agents which are useful in the evolution and adaptation of any system, are retained by that system. This concept can be applied in the specific case of humans who are actors within a highly technological and hyper-connected society, forming part of a Global Brain.  This aspect of his work led to his nomination for the Nobel prize in Medicine 2017.

Cadell Last

Cadell Last

Cadell Last is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with a background in anthropology, history and philosophy. He has always been fascinated with questions regarding the origin, nature and future of the human species and explores these questions with evolutionary, complexity, psychoanalytic, speculative and metaphysical frameworks for thought.

You can find more about his works at: (cadelllast.com).

Dickson Ntwiga

Dickson Ntwiga

Dickson Ntwiga is an award-winning social entrepreneur, former high school teacher, lecturer and human rights advocate who is working in Kenya to empower disadvantaged women and their families and to build new education systems for young and old that help support sustainable societies and reduce poverty.

Through training, education, and micro-credit programs, Dickson's organization Solidarity International Trust (SIT) has helped thousands of disadvantaged women to overcome poverty and take back control of their lives. Dickson seeks to empower, teach, and equip all people but especially the children, young girls, and women for their individual and collective rights and responsibilities in life.

Internationally, Dickson served as the Executive Director for the National Catholic Commission on Migration (NCCM), and attended UNHCR’s PreExcom in Geneva as a delegate for 4 years. He represents Accreditation International (Ai), an American agency based in Seattle, and all its affiliates in Kenya. He is also the author of a book entitled “Protecting Domestic Violence Victims in U.S. Asylum Law” and a number of other academic papers.

Dickson Ntwiga supports Formwelt gUG and Formwelten Institute with his comprehensive knowledge concerning global poverty, human rights, and inequity and advises and accompanies our joint international research and education projects.

Matthias Ohler, M. A.

Matthias Ohler
  • Study of philosophy, literature, linguistics, medieval and modern history and evangelical theology in Heidelberg, publications on science theory and linguistic philosophy.
  • Project work at the Germanistic Seminar of the University of Heidelberg (computer linguistics) and at the Scientific Center of IBM Heidelberg.
  • Since 2000 CEO of Auer & Ohler GmbH Heidelberger Kongressbuchhandlung.
  • 2011 head of Carl Auer Akademie.
  • 2017 CEO of Carl Auer Verlag. www.carl-auer.de
  • Classes and post-graduate training in systemic therapy and counseling on working with family and systemic constellations, triannual training in systemic counseling and therapy at the Wieslocher Institut for Systemic Solutions (WISL).
  • 2010 foundation and management of the Ludwig-Wittengenstein-Institute with Raimund Schöll (Munique). www.ludwig-wittgenstein-institut.de
  • Docent at the College for Social Work North-West-Schweiz at Olten, guest docent at the Evangelical College Ludwigsburg, at the Helm-Stierlin-Institute Heidelberg (hsi), at the Institute for Systemic Research, Therapy and Counseling Magdeburg (isft), at the Northern German Institute for Short-time Therapy (NIK), at the Institute for Systemic Counseling Wald-Michelbach/Potsdam (ISB), at the Lower Saxony Institute for Systemic Therapy and Counseling Hannover (NIS), at the Academy of the Health Center SysTelios in Wald-Michelbach/Siedelsbrunn, at the Milton-Erickson-Institute Saarbrücken.

Ralf and Gitta Peyn

Ralf Peyn
Gitta Peyn

Ralf (1967) and Gitta (1965) Peyn are the developers of the semantically and formally self-sufficient linguistic system FORMWELT, a coding language for language(s) and meaning, that can be spoken by man and machine. www.formwelt.info

During the course of a discussion about the mathematical/formal foundation of FORMWELT Ralf Peyn first developed uFORM iFORM and second – in order to illustrate and visualize its range of applications – “Systemic Realconstructivism”. Both are published with a preface from Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker and an – written in layman's terms – introduction from Gitta Peyn in (as an eBook conceptualized) complete works at the Carl Auer Verlag, Publisher for Systemic Research. www.uformiform.info

  • 1989 start with the work on FORMWELT
  • 1992 completion of the first kernel-version of FORMWELT
  • until 2017 work on perspectives on FORMWELT,
  • 2016 development of uFORM iFORM and Systemic Realconstructivism Ralf Peyn

Fritz B. Simon, Dr. med., Univ.-Prof.

Fritz B. Simon
  • Study of medicine and sociology
  • psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, systemic family therapist and organizational consultant. Focus of research: processes of organization and desorganization in psychological and social systems.
  • Author resp. editor/publisher of approx. 300 scientific professional articles and 29 books translated into 14 languages, i. a. (all German): The Process of Individuation (1984), The Language of Family Therapy (1984), Living Systems (1988), Differences that make Differences (1988), Radical Market Economy (1992), Die other Side of Health (1995), The Art not to learn (1997), Circular Questioning (1999), Deadly Conflicts (2001), The Family of the Family Corporation (2002), Together we are silly? (2004), Multi-Generational Family Corporations (2005), Introduction in Systems Theory and Constructivism (2006), Introduction in Systemic Organization Theory (2007), Introduction in Systemic Theory of Economy (2009), Before the Game is after the Game, Systemic Aspects of Football (2009), Introduction into the Systems Theory of Conflicts (2010), “Zhong De Ban” or: How Psychotherapy came to China (2011), Introduction into the Theory of Family Corporations (2012), When right is left and left is right (2013), Introduction into the (Systems) Theory of Counseling (2014).

Ilia Stambler, PhD

Ilia Stambler

Ilia Stambler, PhD is Chief Science Officer of “Vetek” (Seniority) Association – The Senior Citizens Movement (Israel). He received his PhD at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research has focused on the historical and social implications of aging and life extension research.

He is also involved in mathematical modeling of aging and aging-related diseases (ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/commitments-tracker/a3/quantified-longevity-guide-qlg_en).

He is the author of A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century and Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (www.longevityhistory.com).

He is actively involved in advocacy for aging and longevity research (www.longevityforall.org), and is chair of the Israeli Longevity Alliance (www.longevityisrael.org) and executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease (www.isoad.org).

His papers have appeared in Progress in Neurobiology, Aging and Disease, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Rejuvenation Research, Current Aging Science, Global Aging, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Frontiers in Genetics, Geroscience, and other journals.

Steven Wallis, Ph.D.

Steven Wallis

Following a career in the field of engineering, Dr. Wallis' work in organizational consulting took a dramatic change when his doctoral dissertation research at Fielding Graduate University found that our “normal” understanding of the social sciences was inhibiting our collective advance as scholars, practitioners, and as a society.

Finding that methods for organizational consulting, evaluation, policy, and social change only reach their goals about 20% of the time, Dr. Wallis conducted breakthrough research showing that this limitation is not entirely due to lack of collaboration or lack of data; rather, it is due to a previously unrecognized lack of “structured” understanding, or knowledge.

His “science of conceptual systems (SOCS) approach to the structure of knowledge” has led to dozens of peer reviewed publications as well as popular publications spanning multiple fields, culminating in the highly accessible textbook “Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation” (Sage).

His methods enable scholars and practitioners to evaluate theoretical models and determine how useful they might be in practical application; thus opening the door to accelerating their improvement and rapidly doubling the effectiveness of the social sciences to improve the lives of billions.

He currently serves as Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST), supporting emerging scholars in their efforts to develop and synthesize theories within and between disciplines for improved practical results.


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