50+20 Benches and Collaboratories
Emerging Benchmarks is a mobile exhibit and prototyping platform where management education FOR the world can be prototyped, demonstrated and shared during RIO+20. The exhibit consists of artistically designed and decorated two-seater benches, constructed from reclaimed material, and arranged in a learning circle. Symbolic of a commitment to reclaim and repurpose management education FOR the world, this exhibit is also a physical metaphor for the collaboratory, a concept that is central to the 50+20 vision. A limited number of benches are available for sponsorship.
The benchmark installation is being directed by artist Claudius Bensch.
The benches and sponsorship
Each bench has a different theme (or “benchmark”) communicating aspects of the 50+20 vision in a style unique to the geographical area where the bench was built. The benches are built and decorated by artists from around the globe and commissioned or sponsored by organisations (business schools, companies, NGOs etc.) that have a stake in management education FOR the world. We aim to have roughly 12 benches at RIO+20 to use in the collaboratory prototype sessions.
A limited number of the benches are still available for sponsorship.
After RIO+20 sponsored benches will go on display in the lobbies of sponsoring organisations indicating that particular organisation’s participation in the Rio+20 circle of learning and its commitment to support management education FOR the world. View all the benches and contact us about sponsoring one of these artworks.
- Bench 1: Cameron Barnes
- Bench 2: Abrie von Wielligh & Norman Meyer
- Bench 3: Nic Grobler and Nils Hansen
- Bench 4: Jacqueline Le Bleu
- Bench 5: Akari Luig & Ralf Bähren
- Bench 6: Toons One
- Bench 7: Kadir Memis
- Bench 8: Dirk Behrend
- Bench 9: Charlie
- Bench 10: Tran Ngoc Oanh & Dieu Linh Le
- Bench 11: Getúlio Damado
- Bench 12: Tita Nigrí and Lis Rudge
- Bench 13: Mic Biersack
- Bench 14: To be determined
The collaboratory prototypes and documentary
During RIO+20 the 50+20 project will host several collaboratory prototyping sessions on the benches. Collaboratory prototypes are typically facilitated sessions convened in a public or exhibition space, and are designed to involve bystanders and interested parties in real-time learning experiences centered around complex and messy real-world issues. The sessions are a live demonstration of the future we aim to create. 50+20 will bring leading academics, opinion makers and thought leaders together in the collaboratory space for real time real-life processes that visitors to RIO+20 can both observe and participate in.
As part of our effort to document the changing role of management education within the RIO+20 context we are also producing a 30 min documentary (in parts) that include:
- Approx 7 minutes on key messages from the 50+20 Agenda
- Approx 7 minutes on the discussions at the PRME Global forum and CSF meeting
- Remaining 16 minutes or so on collaboratory prototypes held at the People’s Summit or elsewhere in Rio
By documenting the collaboratory sessions we can communicate beyond Rio+20 the significance of this exhibit and vision. The documentary is directed by renowned German documentary filmmaker Ilka Franzmann.
See all the 50+20 events and meetings at RIO+20 for an opportunity to meet up during the Summit.