In response to the existential crisis we are facing, due to the shallow reductionism of the current modern paradigm, 3rd Space highlights a diversity of first-principle perspectives, and alternative ways of being and doing. We recognise the necessity for an ecology of knowledge systems and inclusive moral frameworks, through which to make sense of, and reconstitute our world.
We explore these innovations in articles, interviews and podcasts with thinkers, visionaries, activists and culture hackers from a broad range of disciplines.
We highlight non-western forms of thinking in particular for the unitive perspective they offer.
We host inter-civilisational dialogues and offer ‘immersive journeys’ – an opportunity to spend time interning in projects in India, discovering another civilisation from the inside.
Escalating climate and biodiversity catastrophe, global misinformation networks, systemic racism, spiralling economic disparity, and continued gender violence, are provoking emergent voices: ways of thinking, being, and doing that aim to transform our global culture and systems.
Visit our Features page we seek out and highlight these alternatives and innovative counter-narratives from around the world.
Through inter-civilisational dialogue and enquiry, 3rd Space explores new perspectives by engaging with the diverse forms of knowledge and sensemaking in the world – both contemporary and ancient. We see civilisations, such as India, Africa and South America, as critical to this conversation.
The understanding of ‘being-based’ existential principles embedded in these non-western cultures, with their fluency in the symbiotic nature of living systems; their traditions of decentralisation and communitarianism, and the indigenous knowledge of ‘interbeingness’ with of all life, are essential contributions in addressing the current metacrisis we are facing.
For a systemic change to take place in our societies that is both wholistic and adaptive, a radical shift in Western mainstream consciousness is required. This means a shift in understanding from the perceived duality between inner and outer, subject and object, that lies at the root of Western metaphysics, to an alignment with the fundamental order and participatory nature of the Universe.