GLOBAL VISION FOUNDATION

An international public interest tax-exempt non-profit organisation established in Geneva in 2012.
Swiss Federal ID: CHE-443.285.190.
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We use an artistic strategy to promote the concept of sutainabiity as a global goal, because as Confucius said, “when people share a common goal, their natural tendency is to co-operate in realising it. The project was launched by our Founder and Director Michael O'Callaghan in New York in 1978.
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We think the best way to deal with the global crisis is to focus on how we perceive and how we communicate.  We see the conflict between global public and private interests as the defining issue of our time. We believe it can only be resolved by accepting the fact that perception is a political act.  We are thus engaged in the politics of perception, and the production of films and events designed as contexts of information or situations that focus attention on the relation between the global crisis and our ways of seeing and discussing it.  We work to catalyse the creative system change required for a non-violent transition to a post-growth sustainable future.
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Our unique approach is informed by neuroscience and complexity theory.  We are inspired by Lao Tzu, Gregory & Nora Bateson, Francisco  Varela, Edgar Morin and Fritjof Capra.  Our Global Vision Project has involved almost half a century of support and collaboration with a trans-disciplinary network of advisers and leading thinkers, Nobel laureates, United Nations agencies, civil society organisations, universities, institutes, journalists, musicians and artists around the world.
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Contributions may be tax-deductible for tax-payers in some Cantons of Switzerland.

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
 
An Irish information-artist with a self-taught trans-disciplinary background in cybernetics and systems theory.
He is also a film-maker, author, architectural designer, conference producer, archival film specialist,  ecological activist, campaign strategist, community organiser and social entrepreneur.  Born in Geneva, he has lived and worked extensively there as well as in Ireland, London and New York.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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PRESIDENT
Charles Méla
Former Director, Martin Bodmer Foundation Museum & Library, Geneva.
Former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva.
Professor of French Mediaeval & Renaissance literature at the Sorbonne, ENS, Yale, and the University of Geneva.
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TREASURER
Thibaud de Montenach
Teacher. Former VP of a Geneva private bank.
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SECRETARY
Serge Macia
Former Executive Assistant to Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan at the Bellerive Foundation. President, Imaginaid.
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MEMBER
Isabelle Derigo
Director, Soluna Yoga Geneva health centre. Experimental artist: Dorn Derigo
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COUNCIL OF ADVISERS
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PREVIOUS ADVISERS
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