(Global) Translation of the Statute of the Foundation International Forum Man and Architecture (IFMA), Amsterdam in an Abridged Version

Art. 1) Establishment

1.1 Name of the foundation: International Forum Man and Architecture.

1.2 Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1.3 The foundation is registered at the chamber of commerce in Amsterdam.

Art. 2) Objectives of Foundation

2.1 Development, support, and exploration of organic architecture, which considers the human being, nature, and the environment in principle, on an international level; these activities are inspired by the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner as developed in anthroposophy and the organic architecture arising from it, but also by the personalities who strove for and formed organic architecture in their own way.

2.2 The foundation intends to achieve its goal by:

a) Support of initiatives on an international level, as e.g. meetings of artists, architects, designers, municipal authorities, users of archi- tecture, representatives of science, politics, economics, industry, and other interested people for the purpose of an interdisciplinary exchange of experiences and the supply of corresponding information concerning the objective.

b) Support of other initiatives on an international level: exhibitions, publications, etc.

c) Support of research activities and education.

d) Support of the formation of regional organizations with similar objectives for the purpose of the setting-up of a network.

e) All other means in the broadest sense.

2.3 The foundation definitely doesn’t have the purpose of running a business.

Art. 3) Finances

3.1 The foundation is financed by: - Subsidies and donations - Financial contributions, inheritances, and legacies. - All other legal means.

Art. 4) Members

4.1 Natural persons and Rechtspersonen*, who accept the objectives of the foundation and consider the goals as practical and useful can participate in the activities of the foundation. Members have the status of a donator. The foundation has three kinds of members:

a) National forums or similar associations which are judged as being representative by the committee.

b) Rechtspersonen*.

c) Natural persons who are not members of a national association. The committee decides about the admission of persons according to the requirements mentioned under categories b) and c).

4.2 Once a year the committee will meet with the members and give account about finances and activities.

Art. 5) Committee

The general committee of the foundation consists of at least five and at the most twelve people.

5.1 Members of the committee are appointed according to the outlined sections under 5.4 and 5.6. The goal is to coopt one member per country with a representative organization which is accepted by the committee.

5.2 The amount of members on the committee is determined by the committee in a manner similar to a change of statutes.

5.3 The foundation has a committee for current affairs consisting of a chairman, a secretary, and a treasurer.

5.4 A member of the general committee is appointed by the Freie Hochschule at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. This member should also be a member of the committee for current affairs.

5.5 The general committee elects the chairman, the secretary, and the treasurer from among its members. One member can jointly control the secretary and treasury positions.

5.6 When one member of the committee leaves, the other members appoint one or several successors within two months after the vacancy. If voting is necessary, the committee follows the same procedures necessary to enact a change of statutes.

5.7 If, for whatever reason, one or more members are not present, the other members form a legal committee. See Art. 7.

5.8 Members of the committee receive no fee for their work. However, expenses in connection with their tasks within the committee can be granted by its members.

Art. 6) Committee Meetings and Resolutions

Meeting of the committee in Amsterdam (if possible). Meeting of the general committee: once a year. Meeting of the committee of current affairs:twice a year. Quorum: If more than half of the committee members are present. Majority vote. Written votes (in case of absence) are permitted. In cases that are not listed here, the chairman decides according to the statutes.

Art. 7) Representation

The foundation is represented by two members of the committee. One signature of either the chairman, the secretary, or the treasurer is sufficient to sign receipts for bills and payments.

Art. 8) End of Committee Membership

Membership in the committee is ended by voluntary withdrawal by a member, the death of a member, or the bankruptcy of a member, etc.

Art. 9) Fiscal Year and Annual Bill

Fiscal year: January 1st - December 31st. A balance sheet and profit and loss account are drawn up by the committee.

Art. 10) Regulations

The committee can pass additional rules as far as they are not in contrast to the statutes.

Art. 11) Changes of Statutes

Changes of the statutes can be administered with a 2/3 majority vote during a committee meeting which is attended by at least 2/3 of all committee members. A change of the statutes must be confirmed by the notary and registered properly at the chamber of commerce.

Art. 12) Disbanding

Disbanding of the foundation: resolution see Art. 11). The committee liquidates the foundation. The disbanding must be registered at the chamber of commerce. Any monetary surplus must be used to fulfill for the goals of these statutes as far as possible. Books, financial records, etc. of the foundation must be kept by the youngest member for 30 years.

Art. 13) Final Clauses

The committee decides all matters that are not clarified by the statutes and the law. The statutes were registered and established on September 16, 1991 at the notary MR A. C. J. Boeggemann in Amstelveen. The statutes/foundation are registered at the chamber of commerce in Amsterdam.

(Dutch original Rudolf Mees, 01/96)

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