Auroville

Auroville

An international town tries and tests the concept of human unity.

The contact with Auroville in southern India has a long tradition. Heinz Breuninger was interested in the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo in whose spirit this Utopian town was founded in 1968 as an international community experiment. The aim of the project is to create a working urban model of human unity and understanding between peoples in a community where all nationalities and religions enjoy equal rights. Visitors, researchers and people who have taken a decision to be a part of this experiment experience there an openness conducive to new departures.

Auroville’s perspectives and vision are based on a western conception of development and a world view which likewise embraces the spirituality of the East. This Aurovilan attitude of mind has led to the realization – in various stages of development – of intercultural, ecological, technological and social alternatives. Their influence extends far beyond the actual project area and the neighbouring region into other parts of India and the world. The significance of Auroville as an experiment in development is emphasized by the repeated endorsement of UNESCO.

contact: Volker Hann