The Story Of Foundation
‘The Story Of’ Foundation is an informal learning project. We explore and create experiential and spontaneous learning opportunities on interdisciplinary content across science, philosophy, art, and culture, with the wider benefit of making interdependence visible. We are/here for the 21st century inquirer.
Curiosity towards the known and unknown (empowering people, fostering inquiry)
Multi, inter, trans, and antidisciplinary research (crossing borders, erasing boundaries)
Inquiry through various epistemologies (mind and matter as tools)
Multiple reasoning abilities (inductive, deductive, and abductive)
Since the emergence of the human race, storytelling remains the most innate and important form of communication. With stories as our base, we’re engaging a community of researchers, artists and designers, writers and poets, educators, philosophers, and policy-makers to create spontaneous and cultivated learning experiences for both specific and general audiences. Over the years, we will play with multiple formats of interactions, from learning festivals to transdisciplinary research projects.
Science is an organized effort to explain things within and without our senses using deductive and inductive processes of reasoning. Philosophy is an organized effort to explain things beyond our senses and sometimes even beyond our reasoning. Science and philosophy have always learned from each other, science having evolved from natural philosophy, which studied the natural and physical world.
But over the last 200 years, organized religion, politics, economics, and the trend of specialization have driven the two points of view further and further apart. This departure has its consequences. Specifically, we’re losing our sensibility to patterns that connect. Developing this sensibility is important to the choices we will make in the generations to come.
Since philosophy highlights interdependence and contemporary science highlights interdependence, it’s time to reconnect the two and expand our ways of knowing. We begin our journey by building awareness. A change in awareness leads to a change in intention, and a change in intention leads to a change in action. And hopefully, soon, these changes will reach a critical mass to tip the scale towards a more holistic and responsible society for all beings.
WHO IS “THE STORY OF”
‘The Story Of’ Foundation began in a house in Goa — as a platform of scientists, artists, designers, philosophers, and educators interested in positive changes in society through informal education. Those relationships and aims continue today.
We are registered under The Societies Registration Act 1860 since 2014. Moving forward, we’ll study cooperatives, sociocracy, and alternative structures to be a flexible, collaborative, and spacious learning platform.
The foundation is represented by
Nash D’Souza, Co-director, The Story of Light
Jaya Ramchandani, Co-director, The Story of Light / Space
Shaira Sequeira Shetty, Co-director, The Story of Space
Deshna Mehta, Co-director, The Story of Space
Our entire platform is run by volunteer work. The above steering group is responsible for developing projects and partnerships. If you wish to join, engage, support and/or collaborate, please contact us.