Perspectiva is a community of expert generalists working on an urgent one hundred year project to improve the relationships between systems, souls and society in theory and practice—co-founded by Jonathan Rowson and Tomas Björkman.
About: We are scholars, artists, activists, futurists and seekers who believe credible hope for the first truly planetary civilisation lies in forms of economic restraint and political cooperation that are beyond prevailing epistemic capacities and spiritual sensibilities. Our charitable purpose is therefore to develop an applied philosophy of education for individual and collective realisation in the service of averting societal collapse; and in the spirit of serious play and ambitious humility to cultivate the imaginative and emotional capacity required to usher in a world that is, at the very least, technologically wise and ecologically sound.
We believe the world’s major challenges stem from a crisis of perception and imagination, and the failure of political culture to honour the fullness of reality. We are fascinated by the myriad ways in which our tacitly held worldviews shape our judgement, and how spiritual needs for security, meaning and purpose indirectly create political and economic outcomes.
Over the next few years we will be pursuing four main thematic strands of work:
- Realisation is transformative education, an annual festival & work on activism and attention.
- Insight is our intellectual vision, manifest mostly in our publishing arm, Perspectiva Press.
- Praxis is theory into practice, currently through improvisation, metaphor and ‘anti-debates’.
- Emergence is about building a pre-figurative social movement for wise global transitions.
Links: Main Website: www.systems-souls-society.com