No single story of how things should be makes sense any more, unless it is a story of stories. Therein lies the renewal of hope for the world. 
Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots. – Rumi.
 
Those who dare to think philosophically are often told to 'get real'. This injunction usually means narrow your sphere of concern, and don't expect too much of people. Perspectiva was created because we believe 'getting real' means moving in the opposite direction. We need to look broadly and deeply at where we are, and grow to meet the challenges of our time.
 
 
 
Why Perspectiva?
 
It is a curious feature of the modern world that those who dare to think philosophically are often told to 'get real'. This injunction usually means narrow your sphere of concern, and don't expect too much of people. Perspectiva was created because we believe 'getting real' means moving in the opposite direction. We need to look broadly and deeply at where we are, and grow to meet the challenges of our time.
How?
 
We have to get beyond the tacitly held view that: "If only the rest of the world were a bit more like us, everything would begin to sort itself out."
 
With Perspectiva we aim to establish a meta-container for the conscious development of a multi-cultural, multi-perspective society. This journey begins by exploring our inner world with the intention of moving towards a new paradigm of thinking, being and acting in the world.
 
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What?

We are building a research platform designed to inform and inspire, generating networks and practices to deepen human engagement with the major challenges of our time.  

Our intention is to slowly but steadfastly transform academic, public, policy and practitioner perceptions of the validity and coherence of examining real world problems with a deeper appreciation of the influence of our inner worlds. We are looking to bring together a community of deep thinkers who are not afraid to experiment with big ideas that will be at the forefront of the next paradigm.

We need visions of progress that are beautiful enough to make us feel whole as we work towards them.

 

 

To make progress in the world, two of the biggest things that may need to be unlearned are first: how to conceive of issues often unhelpfully deemed ‘environmental’, and second: how to overcome the awkwardness some feel over sentiments that are broadly spiritual. How will those who are ambivalent about seemingly ‘green’ issues come to realise that they lie at the heart of economic and social renewal? And how can we make democratic politics feel less transactional and more soulful; less like an episodic ritual, and more like a meaningful form of life?

At the heart of Perspectiva’s vision is the goal of creating a form of perspective that is not exclusive or totalising in spirit, but rather strong and inclusive and capacious enough to contain diversity and divergent views; a perspective that helps generate ‘a new metanarrative’ – a new view of views, a new vision of visions, a new story of stories, a new idea of ideas.

The Context
 
The world is approaching a range of ecological, social and human limits that our current economic, political, cultural and spiritual resources seem unable to properly acknowledge and address. Few deny that our challenges are connected: ecological degradation, economic insecurity, political alienation, social fragmentation, hyper-terrorism, spiritual confusion - but we need to develop the human and cultural capacity to adequately understand, integrate and act upon those connections. In this context, ‘perspective taking’ is not merely about seeing things from more than one point of view, but also having the capacity to see how views are constructed within and between people. The ongoing challenge is to develop fluency in a wider range of ontologies (realities) epistemologies (theories of knowledge) and methodologies (forms of research and innovation) to better connect the human condition with the ecological and political conditions of the world.
A greater awareness of the inner world will empower us to more effectively transform our outer reality.
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