RE•IMAGINE THE FUTURE
Join fellow passionate changemakers and contribute your skills to
co-create re•imagined scenarios for the City of São Paulo.
The City is calling on an international cohort of Re•thinkers to come share their perspectives and skills alongside locals in order to co-create innovative, sustainable solutions for the urban community.
It is our belief that everyone has the potential to build more innovative, sustainable and collaborative communities. Come incubate new realities for a brighter future!
36 HOURS OF MENTORING
4 ON-SITE PROJECT EXPLOR-
56 HOURS OF PROJECT
3 CO-CREATED SOLUTIONS
The Lab looks to harness individuals who believe in social responsibility, collaboration, and the power in sharing intercultural perspectives. Whether a young professional, a university student or a professional veteran the 28-day Lab calls on a multidisciplinary cohort to be catalysts of re•imagination, co-creating solutions for local communities in São Paulo. With a team of mentors and local support staff, RE•IMAGINE.SP will challenge participants to re•think preconceptions, re•imagine potentials, and re•engage with the collective community to re•make SP (São Paulo).
To foster a new mindset, while supporting your practical [applicable] skills, constructive international relationships, and the objectives of our host communities' inhabitants.
APPLY, IF YOU ARE
a believer in people power... that positive social and environmental change is achieved through evolved mindsets, social responsibility, creativity and collaborative communities of local and international perspectives
a current university student (+3rd-year undergraduate or graduate student)
a professional, an entrepreneur, a leader, an adult learner, an activist, etc.
an advanced English speaker
available during July 2018
at least 18 years old
Participation is competitive, with only 12 spaces available to internationals;
interested participants need to apply, with references, and will be asked to a 15-minute phone interview as part of the application process.
WE WANT TO CONNECT
are you one of the following? follow the link to reach out!
THE STATUS: By 2050 more than 70% of the global population will live in cities. How do we plan, design and manage cities that can cope with things like resource scarcity and increased waste, while tackling emissions and climate challenges?
THE RE•ALIZATION: Cities are an invitation for innovation and co-creation. Through re•thinking the processes, new solutions can be co-created with people and not only for them.
To truly develop social value we must re•engage with one another to re•make future scenarios for our global community.
THE CITY IS A LIVING LAB
THE EXPERIENCE: As a Re•thinker, you will join a cohort of international and Brazilian peers to connect directly with community organizations to co-create new solutions.
Through immersive hands-on interactions and re•imagined
processes your cohort will be called to re•think scenarios to promote 3 sustainable objectives (as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) quality education, sustainable city planning, and responsible consumption.
You should expect: a lot of interaction with the local community, exposure to the City, and challenging work
What we promise you:
to promote responsible projects that support and complement our community partners;
to share authentic cultural experiences;
to share new ideas and re•think processes and approaches with you patterns;
to promote multiculturalism and diverse perspectives
we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking
we used when we created them
- Albert Einstein
The Lab will work towards promoting 3 Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.
Quality Education. Our challenge to connect schools and universities with the City—expanding the learning space beyond institution walls. We will collaborate with learning initiatives that address the movement of unschooling, active education, democratic education, and edu-communication. We will explore and develop how can we apply co-creation to knowledge acquisition.
Sustainable Cities and Communities. Our challenge is to think of ways to stimulate the occupation of public space by the people, motivating more interaction between them and their everyday routine — turning squares and streets into meeting points. We will work alongside organizations promoting these objectives.
Responsible Consumption and Production. Our challenge is to inspire sustainable consumption by rethinking societally-driven habits. We will engage with local organic producers, product exchange concepts and lifestyle incubators to re•think methods of production, circulation, and consumption; gaining space and acceptance in the City.
the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
THE SCHEDULE: The Lab is an immersive 28-day experience with 56 hours of total project work time, 36 hours of mentoring, 4 site visits and a series of collaborative co-cafés. Contact us for a more detailed program itinerary.
A complete itinerary will be provided upon consideration of your application
Your voice and the ability to work in teams will be essential throughout this experience. REMAKE.SP is a collaborative project. While working on each challenge, you will be instigated to actively engage in the co-creation process and take responsibility to share knowledge and add personal contributions. By the end of the project you will be able to see the impact of your choices in the solution progress!
To achieve our objectives we will combine a number of creative strategies to engage multiple processes. The constructive methodology will guide dialogues and interactions supporting the targets and fostering beneficial relationships amongst the cohort, the mentors, the advocates and the communities.
With RE•IMAGINE.SP, you will connect directly with organizations, NGOs, community leaders, and entrepreneurs, all of whom are working tirelessly to support their local communities. These individuals and organizations have limited financial means. Therefore there is a cost associated to offset the costs of accommodation, transportation, logistics and mentorship, in order to integrate you into the daily runnings of these community projects. While it may seem strange to pay to work, without you — this program and those organizations would miss important innovative ideas that can improve their reality and contribute to an equitable, sustainable city.
$ TBD* per participant (maximum 12 spots)
27 nights of accommodation in São Paulo at Campus Casa (maximum 4 people per room with an en-suite bathroom)
Welcome and Farewell Dinner
Group airport pickup
All visits / activities / workshops
Farewell trip to the beach (Ubatuba)
Certificate of attendance (250h)
The focus of mentoring is to develop the whole person and not only a group of skills or specific knowledge. The mentors will work side by side with you and the cohort to develop confidence, soft skills and build awareness during the learning and creative process itself. Their ultimate goal is to create an environment immersed in creativity and innovation.