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REIMAGINING EQUITY

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WHO WE ARE

Reimagining is a grassroots think tank that enables improbable dialogues and collaborations between academia, civil society, the public sector, and the arts to challenge inequality. Through a network of 250 diverse voices and our own methodology of community engaged action-research, we co-create knowledge, awareness, and solutions to build equity.

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WHAT WE DO

We enable cross-sectorial dialogue an facilitate collaborations to:

 Co-create 

 Amplify

 Transform

LEARN ABOUT US

knowledge
about the causes, consequences, and solutions to inequality

awareness and solutions by identifying, empowering and connecting voices and initiatives

policies, attitudes, and practices across sectors by designing innovative tools and interventions to build equality

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HOW IT ALL STARTED

The Covid-19 pandemic, social protests and the economic crisis in 2020 opened conversations about the unacceptably high levels of inequality that exist in Colombiato. This led us to create Reimaginemos, building a network of 250+ people from different knowledge and regions to amplify these conversations that were just beginning. 

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED

Through our community engaged action-research methodology, we have hosted 300 conversations, enabling improbable dialogues between expert and unheard voices from all around the country to analyze 30 different expressions of inequality, ranging from income, to education, to how we use our free time.

 

Seeking to democratize our research, we have published our results as a series of research-based journalism pieces in 15 newspapers across Colombia, including El Espectador (six million+ followers). We accompany publications with media strategies and art pieces, and brought together the results in a social-arts exhibition in the Center for Peace, Historic Memory, and Reconciliation in Bogotá.

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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?

Latin America is trapped in a high-inequality, low-growth trap (UN). It is the most unequal region in the world, with 10% of the wealthiest population capturing 54% of national income, compared to 45% in USA and 35% in Europe (WID, 2021).

 

The sustainable development of the region requires a multi-actor effort to first, face inequality, and then, act to reduce it. Academic dialogue can provide a deep understanding about inequalities, but this dialogue needs to come together with public policy and social dialogues, grounding ideas to social, political, and economic realities. We believe these dialogues also need to be enhanced by the arts, tapping on their potential as tools that allow communities to connect with emotions and with the possibility of re-imagining our reality.

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To reimagine, we need to come together

That's why we have created the Equity Network.

Connecting 150 voices from 35 professions and 25 departments. We bring together voices that have a lot to say but don't always engage in dialogue, and are not always heard

400.000

Readers

300

Dialogue Sessions

30

Investigative
Columns

30

Social Art

Pieces

15

Newspapers

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OUR FUTURE

We are working to establish our grassroots think tank as a regional reference, inspiring other actors to adopt our innovative way to carry out research, communicate it and act upon it.

OUR ALLIES

We work in partnership with other organizations, recognizing that building equality requires collective efforts to bring together ideas, solutions, and resources.

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EXPLORE

Columns  Dialogues   Podcast   Social Art

CONSULTANCY

We offer services to firms, researchers, social organizations and public agencies to innovate in the way of doing research, communicating and acting upon it. 

Community engaged research

Knowledge Dialogues

 

Learning communities

 

Communicating evidence for social change

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