compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
"As our new century unfolds, IT IS becoming increasingly apparent that the major problems of our time - whether economic, social, environmental, technological or political - are systemic problems that cannot be solved within the current fragmented and reductionist framework of our academic disciplines and social institutions. We need a radical shift in our perceptions, thinking, and values."
Global Vision Foundation is an international public interest non-profit
tax-exempt organisation founded by the Irish information-artist
Michael O'Callaghan in Geneva, Switzerland. We aim to catalyse the
emergent global civil society consensus for system change, for as
Confucius said... "when people share a common goal, their natural
tendency is to co-operate in realising it."
We think this requires a trans-disciplinary, cognitive, artistic approach
to the global crisis. We are interested in the psycho-social process of
world-view transformation, the politics of perception, and the creation
of contexts of information or situations that focus attention on the
pattern that connects global problems and solutions to each other and
to our own ways of seeing them and discussing them.
This "outside the box" strategy is informed by 43 years' engagement
with a trans-disciplinary network of Nobel laureates, United Nations
agencies, NGOs, universities, institutes, scientists, leading thinkers and
The Global Vision Foundation released this for New Year's Day 2015.
They shot it with the IVth Dalai Lama in late 1999, just before the
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