Our origins

The Esperanto ideology

Our story starts in 2011 with a cultural association based on the Esperanto ideology, named Verda Stelo, and aimed at connecting people from different backgrounds through art.

Esperanto is a unviversal language designed to eliminate language barriers and to allow international communication on the basis of mutual respect and understanding. The aim of Esperanto is not to replace other languages, but to be a “bridge” between different language communities. 

Like Esperanto, art is a bridge between communities and a means to nurture solidarity and understanding of our respective cultural identities. The projects we undertook made us realise that it was time to broaden our scope and the ways in which we could reach people. Several degrees, one unique framework on neutralizing ethnocentrism and an even larger network of passionate contributors later has brought us to where we are now: The Institute of Cultural Intelligence.