Existing in a community where everyone is different, where the nationality is not a measurable scale for splitting people by their skin or language, a place where “my values and goods are also yours” its apparently an utopic imagine in these days. Why did I use “hope”? Cause we need an optimistic point of view for our own perspectives and for the future communities.
“Auroville wants to be an universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.” says one of their fundamental declarations of principles.
The city is located in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, south India and it was founded in 1968 by Mirra Richard (“[The] Mother”) and designed by architect Roger Anger.
Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind. All about Auroville you will find here.