The Agora (/ˈæɡərə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά Agorá) was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city.
Creative thinking, discussion, and interaction are human activities essential for self and communal realization.
In our modern age of information, we seldom pursue creative thought, discussion, and interaction as a fundamental exercise in increasing our capacity to move forward as a society. Through the Agora Project, we hope to engage communities in developing sustainable solutions to the complex problems of our ever global society.
In order to break away from isolationism, 3 factors must be present in order to develop communities that think, talk, and interact with one another to effectively and efficiently address societal issues:
1) An experienced, creative, and thought-provoking facilitator that recognizes and explains their own bias.
2) A safe and accessible space/time.
3) And Food.