3rd Space programs offer the opportunity to experience the real diversity of the world from ‘the inside’. We believe in the enormous learning and creative potential in open inter-relationship between different civilisations and cultures. We come together to expand our ideas of how contemporary life and modernity can be envisioned and brought into being.

We explore the human experience, the impact of our intertwined histories, the value systems we have absorbed culturally, and how these shape the world around us. The aim of our programs is the renewal of our experience and imagination—an expansion of consciousness—as the foundation for affecting practicable change.

"When an individual takes a step in the direction of the new, the impossible, the whole human race travels with that individual.”

Vimala Thakar


Intercultural Dialogues:

These dialogues are held in India in the spring and summer, and in the United Kingdom in the autumn and winter.

Dialogues in India

Held in a variety of locations and settings, these are small collective dialogues, creative spaces in which participants from different parts of the world can explore current and culturally relevant issues and questions in an atmosphere of trust and freedom. 

Dialogues in United Kingdom

The emphasis on ‘unlearning’ and genuine discovery is the hallmark of 3rd Space programs. However, the particular focus of these dialogues is on the colonial years in British history and the impact Britain’s ‘amnesia’ about Empire is having on Britain today. 

Immersive Journeys

Our Immersive Journeys program is designed for those from western countries who wish to deeply engage with, and contribute to, a culture very different from their own. Immersing ourselves in an entirely different culture and society can open up our horizons like nothing else. Immersive Journeys offers the opportunity to do just that – to spend one month, living and working within a specific project in India and alongside the project’s founder(s). 

"Our capacity to see, hear, touch, taste and smell is so shrouded in veils of mystification that an intensive discipline of un-learning is necessary for anyone before one can begin to experience the world afresh, with innocence, truth and love.”