Explore the possibilities of working at the intersection of building capacity, social art and raising awareness

ParamitaLab is an independent non-profit organisation.
Its mission is to promote the development of critical and respectful social subjects who are free to think, choose and create.

The future we aspire to is the challenge of potentially going beyond the ordinary aspects of life and achieving harmony in three transformational spheres: harmony between people (in terms of relationships and culture), harmony in the biosphere (ecosystems) and harmony with oneself (spiritually). These spheres are interconnected and form a feedback loop, and the balance of the entire system depends on the distributed power of these energy vectors. At ParamitaLab we use these coordinates to guide the necessary paradigm shifts of the 21st century, moving from an ecological revolution to a resynchronisation of the technosphere, biosphere and ethnosphere.Just as we are committed to the needs of future generations, we are also committed to the Sustainable Development Goals. We believe that these goals can only be achieved by cultivating the inner skills, qualities, and abilities we need to make a positive impact on society and find greater meaning in our lives and the lives of those around us. This is why we follow the Inner Development Goals (IDGs). 

How does ParamitaLab work?
Our approach

A place where aesthetics are valued as an essential means of learning and creativity

A sense of wonder and curiosity
We approach our work with a sense of wonder and curiosity, observing and exploring the ever-evolving elements around us, and dedicate our time to fieldwork, personal growth and development. Recognising that the intersection of different perspectives leads to new and innovative solutions, we value diversity and collaboration. In our view, co-creation and broad stakeholder involvement are the keys to the collective intelligence needed to achieve authentic and effective change.

Understanding the interconnectedness
To enable us to see the interconnectedness of internal and external factors, we seek to understand the underlying connections and causes of events, even those that are not immediately apparent. By examining structures, processes and cultural influences, as well as our own beliefs and actions, we are able to develop a comprehensive understanding of the phenomena around us and are better equipped to bring about meaningful change.

Thinking in the intersection
A praxis of intersections, a thought beyond any purity. A problematic conjunction, a crossroads of different currents, and classical texts of philosophy are combined with other knowledge, producing a thought in the intersection.
Things are not linear. Movements do not follow one another in a row, nor do they cancel each other out; on the contrary, they intertwine, overlap, alternate in different ways, forming networks and intersections where seemingly incompatible thoughts become entangled and co-implicated, sometimes without the protagonists themselves being aware of it. As Roberto Esposito puts it, supposedly archaic ideas survive, "something like a hidden remnant that escapes the dominant perspective but which, for that very reason, continues to 'work' underground in the subsoil of our time". Just as Freud discovered that people say more than they mean without knowing it, so too culture and history seem to have an "unconscious": fears, ideas, dreams, encoded or encrusted in a word or a habit, moving as if under the surface, in a kind of subterranean current that, without our being aware of it (and without our wanting it), hinders or directs conscious action. Thus, the humanities and sciences, the different fields of knowledge, are not antinomian discourses, nor are the epochs of their dominance closed periods, each ending to give way to the next. Rather, the categories of thought mutate their figure, reappear with different faces and find their place in the "new paradigms", sometimes disguised by fashionable terminologies and topical devices. Suffice it to mention, as an example, mythical thought, that which philosophy thought it had overcome, but which survives and is constantly reborn - like its own characters - in cinema, politics and science itself.

Learning by doing & ‘thinking by doing’
Learning-by-doing is a process that combines practical action with critical thinking to enhance the trasformative learning experience. It involves taking in a modus operandi through physical actions, while reflecting on those actions to develop a deeper understanding. In essence, learning by doing also involves thinking by doing. The ultimate aim of this methodology is to improve learning strategies that focus on internalised understanding. By combining practical action with critical thinking, learners can develop a more effective approach to transformative learning that promotes long-term retention and a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

The IDG's as a framework
The Inner Development Goals (IDG's) provide a comprehensive framework for personal and professional growth, encompassing 23 skills and qualities that are essential for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in their lives. These goals are particularly useful for leaders seeking to effect change, but they are relevant and beneficial for everyone. By focusing on inner development and working to improve these skills and qualities, individuals can accelerate their progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building a better future for all humanity.

Art as a medium
Art is a dispositif, a means, both to achieve and to convey a message. It is a trigger for every subject; it is for everyone. All people can express themselves through art, just as all people can perceive its manifestations: it is a journey of content, with solutions and pathways that accompany us.
We prefer community spaces that allow for the research and sharing of languages, the exchange of ideas and encounters, in order to continue to cultivate trust in art as a medium, as a power.

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