New Acropolis is an international organization of a philosophical, cultural and social nature. It was founded in 1957 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by historian and philosopher Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi (1930-1991).
It has branches in over 50 countries on all five continents.
The symbolism of a name
In ancient Greece, the Acropolis referred to the highest part of the city. It was the place where contact was established between the visible and the invisible.
It is a symbolic place for our imagination, which suggests the ascent towards the highest part of ourselves.
We believe that today's world needs new “Acropolises”, made not of stone but of human beings, erected in the heart of our cities, where people can grow internally and re-establish the deep bonds that connect us with others and with nature.
Today, New Acropolis Cultural Association is present in over fifty countries and brings together more than 15,000 volunteers and hundreds of thousands of sympathizers, who speak over fifteen languages and represent a wide range of denominations and origins.