The earth is our home and source of life

We decided to dedicate the rest of our lives to becoming part of the solution. For this purpose, we founded the WordEthicForum association in the Engadine. Behind the WorldEthicForum is a growing team and many large and small partner organisations. People led by the heart, younger and older generations, activists, authors, scientists, national councillors, film-makers, artists and philosophers... During the year, the five of us in the core team coordinate the strategic and construction work. As soon as the events get closer, our implementation team, including the volunteers, will grow by up to 40 more people.


Core Team

Linard Bardill
Externally, Linard is the managing director, and internally the enthusiastic one as well as the grumpy anti-Zoomer. His focus lies on administration, fundraising and strategy.
This transformation of our consciousness, the realization that we are one with the Earth, is for me one of the decisive landmarks on the path to continued human existence on this wonderful Earth. 
Linard Bardill is one of the most successful celebrated public figures from the Swiss performing arts and children’s music scene. He campaigns relentlessly for a future suitable for our grandchildren. He visits children who are spending time in hospital or in children rehabilitation as an ambassador of the foundation Kinderhilfe Sternschnuppe with his magical bed songs. He ran for an office in the government of Graubünden with the goal of advocating fair economics and schools that unleash the full potential of their pupils. He achieved reasonable success.
Luea Ritter
Luea is a process designer and an inquisitive field weaver. As a co-visionary, she primarily focuses on hosting and facilitation, supporting the Firekeeper circle, and managing the event program. With a "Participatory Action Research" she also contributes to the development of the WorldEthicForum as a researcher.

Luea Ritter works internationally across various sectors to guide and design holistic transition processes that embrace the challenge and potential of our times. She thrives within complexity, and through a diverse medley of fields has developed a high sensitivity for context-based social dynamics. She weaves societal change practices, trauma and healing work, leadership and Earth-based wisdom traditions to cultivate capacities in individuals and collectives. Until 2022 she was part of collaboratio helvetica, an initiative that catalyses systemic change towards the societal transformation of Switzerland by cultivating a cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem, running different capacity-building programmes and an open knowledge sharing platform. She serves as co-founder and creative steward of Collective Transitions, an action-learning and research organization dedicated to building shared capacity for transformational shifts.

Marco Gyger
Marco is our researching, weaving, and writing wizard with an ear for the diversity of voices in the field. He seeks out truffles, harvests narratives, designs processes, accompanies the Firekeepers, and has a special focus on team well-being and organizational development.
Marco Gyger lives and loves complexity, music, nature, and the spoken & written word. As a trained outdoor and adult educator, he accompanies people in their processes of learning and empowers them through asking deep questions. He focuses on co-creating a regenerative pathway to our common future. On this way he senses and explores emerging connections and thrives by making them tangible to others. With his background in educational philosophy and theory of education, he is interested in deliberative democracy and currently worked at the 2022 Citizens' Assembly for Food Policy. At BaselWandel a transition town organisation, he writes the monthly newsletter. His monthly three-hour theme-centred music collection airs as mindful moment of sounds at radio Kanal K.


Extended Team

Dr. Anaïs Sägesser
Anaïs thrives in accompanying groups of people in transformative learning processes that address the connection to self, others, nature and the universe. She holds space for personal transformation, community engagement and civic action, addressing both social equity and systems change. She engages with a warm heart and keen intellect in transdisciplinary co-creation processes. Anaïs is co-founder of scaling4good – an organisation dedicated to systems change for the flourishing of life within planetary boundaries - and serves on the boards of RCE – Zurich, BaselWandel, the Advisory Board of re-source ZHdK, as Chair of Trustees at Mahadevi Yoga Centre and is a member of Legacy17.
Selina Lucarelli
Selina constructs the bridges from visions to implementations. She holds a particular affinity for the ethics of regeneration in catering and material usage.
Already as a little child, Selina Lucarelli stood up for living beings. As an environmental engineer, she was employed for six years at the building control office of the municipality of St. Moritz, where she was responsible for environmental concerns. She discovered her enthusiasm for coordination at I BIKE to move it 2019, the Swiss bike ride to the national climate strike in Bern with 1,200 participants. She was responsible for the communication and the general coordination of the 32 bike routes to Bern. She organized the longest route from St. Moritz to Bern and cycled the nine-day journey herself.
Niki Wiese
Niki is our "consolidator" and primarily takes care of areas such as visibility, program design, strategy, and the development of organizational ecology.
Niki Wiese is interested in everything that lives and breathes. Whether as a communication specialist, social innovator, media artist, cultural mediator, designer, ethnomusicologist, mother, networker or Web3 explorer – she loves the exchange and co-creation with many different people as well as with other, non-human forms of being. More recently, she founded the projects ANiM, space of possibilities (since 2017) and Zukunftbureau (since 2019) and supported the core team of the national exhibition initiative X27 from 2020-21. The #gestalt-society is her heart's affair. It is about energising a social self-image that lives its creative power, that rethinks living together and being human in relation to nature and technology, that experiments with new things, that is capable to consciously and confidentially moving into the future.
Tobias Drilling
Guardian of the Volunteers
Tobias Drilling thinks and acts in different ways around the issues of migration, people on the run, war, peace and humanitarian work. Through various experiences in NGOs, SDC, activist movements and international organisations, he sees the need for a systemic rethinking and new shaping of these areas of social (and thus also ecological) injustice. Having just completed his studies in Geneva, it is becoming increasingly clear what is close to his heart and what he wants to work for: peace. A life in harmony with himself, others and the earth. That is why he now supports various small grassroots initiatives, projects and festivals; among others, as co-president of the NGO Be Aware and Share, which works for people on the run.
Beat Schenkel
Vegan Cook
A Swiss al-rounder pursuing and offering his passion for healthy plant-exclusive cuisine and musical expression, besides supporting existing websites.
Godelieve Spaas

By sharing yet unheard stories and walking untrodden paths, we allow interdependent systems to reveal themselves, to be interpreted and to become a platform for ethical decisions in everyday organizational reality. Godelieve Spaas is professor new economy at Avans university of applied science, co-founder of the Wire Group - Venturing for Impact, a board member of Herenboeren Nederland and Deputy Director of the Pari Center in Italy. She is a researcher, maker, performer and writer and engages with radical new economic practices and theories and proposes alternative economic narratives and entrepreneurial principles. Researching and creating new ways of entrepreneurial organizing in Europe and Africa deepened her insight into how to combine worlds that are often separated such as art, science, indigenous knowledge, nature and entrepreneurship. Her aim is to increase diversity in organizational and entrepreneurial models and realities with a view to the development of a fairer entrepreneurial space.

Nancy Zamierowski
Sensing & Harvesting
Nancy Zamierowski is passionate about making the invisible valuable and improving upon the “how” of working together. Through her writing, visuals and facilitation, she leads people into experiences to help activate new parts of the self and other ways of knowing to build greater trust while navigating the unknown. She serves as co-founder and creative architect of Collective Transitions, an action-learning and research organization dedicated to building shared capacity for transformational shifts. Nancy co-founded a participatory online marketplace for global farmers starting with cacao and stewarded a conservation organization which cultivates local capacity to protect and restore forest frontiers.
Pius Tschumi
President of the Association WorldEthicForum

Pius Tschumi is the Director of the Mühlerama Museum in Zurich. He organises exhibitions on topical issues relating to food production and consumption for the historic industrial mill which doubles as a food museum. He mainly deals with matters concerning the global food system. His diverse interests at all levels benefit him in this respect. After a crucial experience as a member of the Museum of Fine Arts Chur Action Committee in 2017, he wants to assume responsibility and influences political processes. He would like to continue his commitment by participating in the WorldEthicForum in Pontresina.