Research

An Academy founded on research

An academy founded onresearch

Along with teaching, Accademia Unidee regards research as a founding mission of its work, this way assuming the tasks of the “triple mission” of higher education and those of Fondazione Pistoletto, which since its inception has placed education and research at the centre of its activities.

The goal is to produce new knowledge through a transdisciplinary critical discourse on the progress of science and technology to be applied to a responsible social transformation. A research that seeks to reflect the social, technological and spiritual aspirations of an emerging global civilization, while supporting critical awareness.

A methodology that becomes specific through a continuous search of new syntheses between different concepts. It is a research that scrutinises itself, questioning its own results in order to always develop new conclusions, and draws inspiration from the “Theorem of Trinamics”, a principle that derives from the thought of the Third Paradise and accompanies the most up-to-date experiences in the international arena of scientific research, using art as a catalyst for new knowledge. In trinamics, “the dynamics of three”, advancement occurs through a continuous search of new syntheses between opposing theses.

Relying on a transdisciplinary critical discourse, Accademia Unidee’s research starts from the acknowledgement of the advances of human, social, natural and technological sciences to produce new knowledge and apply it to a responsible social transformation. It tries to identify the focal themes of an ever-developing global society, while supporting a critical awareness of the retrograde forces and fields that inhibit social and cultural development. It combines the face-to-face association of individuals with the trans-cultural unity of academic communities made possible by telecommunication technologies, thus developing a research network strategically positioned all over the planet, respecting the different distinctive cultural ethos.

Accademia Unidee’s research aims at results that involve new languages, systems, structures and behaviours, and insights into the nature of mind, matter and human identity, with a particular attention to social impact.

Accademia Unidee of the Third Paradise assumes the two conditions that a method must satisfy to have scientific value.
The first is the “criterion of controllability”: the discourse has to be constituted of “controllable” and “justifiable” assertions, i.e. what a philosopher would define justified assertability. With “controllability” we indicate the replicability of the process that has led to an assertion P by any other individual. Which means that the process can’t be based on evidence that is relevant only in the private experience of the subject proposing P. With “justified assertability” we indicate the fact that assertion P can be systematically included in a series of experimental propositions and, in the case of art, in a system of experiences and certain knowledges that corroborate the regular generation of P, given the specified conditions. The criteria of “controllability” and “justified assertability” mutually support each other.
The second fundamental condition is the so-called “criterion of publicity”, i.e. the parameter according to which the proposition can be considered scientifically investigated only when public opportunity to agree on that proposition is provided.
Humanistic disciplines searching for knowledge are usually divided in physical-mathematical studies, with references to geometry and statistics and tending to be defined as “quantitative”, and hermeneutic-phenomenological studies, with references to psychology, sociology and anthropology and tending to pertain to a “qualitative” dimension.
We can say that “quantitative” data reveal models of regularities in practices, whereas “qualitative” data reveal the processes through which models of practices are produced.”
Francesco Monico, Direttore di Ricerca Accademia Unidee

The Accademia draws inspiration from the UN’s 17 SDGs

Accademia UNIDEE has the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as guide and mission.