What is Perspectiva?
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.
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.
A selection of Perspectiva’s main projects and publications. See main menu for more.
> We recently wrapped up the Emerge Gathering in Berlin
> We’re excited to announce Iain McGilchrist’s new book, The Matter with Things, will be published with Perspectiva Press this year!
> We just published 5 books via Perspectiva Press.
A selection of Perspectiva’s latest works. Click here for more.
Tom Chatfield & Dan Nixon