Mini Trip report: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 24 October 2016
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The Brazil Node Co-Chairs Rosa Alegria and Arnoldo Jose de Hoyos organized (on short notice) a Future Work/Tech mini Charrette Workshop in Sao Paolo (on UN Day October 24th) that opened with 170 people half of whom had read the Portuguese translation of the three global scenarios before coming to the workshop. There were five discussion groups. All agreed it was quite an exciting event.
Rosa organized press interviews and meetings with innovation and thought leaders who may help create the larger national workshop. There was a lot of interest in what other countries were coming up with for their long-range strategies.
The Graduate School of Engineering (COPPE) in Rio, along with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SOFITEL hotels hosted my visit to Brazil to speak about the global situation and future prospects with climate change, epidemics, work/tech, and global challenges for the Graduate School of Engineering in Rio. https://ufrj.br/noticia/2016/10/21/jerome-glenn-profere-na-coppe-palestra-sobre-o-futuro. It seems they will make a video documentary and book based on the talk.
While in Rio, I visited the Museum of Tomorrow – quite dramatic and beautifully designed exhibits, yet there was very little on the future – mostly current scientific knowledge about sustainability and global warming problems but little on future opportunities. So, Rosa intends to get involved with the Museum to help its future evolution.