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Hello there, welcome.

This initiative is a response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Its purpose is twofold:

1. to collectively reflect on this situation by seeking answers to a simple yet universal question: What will be different tomorrow?

2. to aid those who are suffering from the consequences of the crisis as we speak.

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Hello there, welcome.

Times of crisis are also times to rethink our own established ways of living. Although individually separated, we can think together, as a collective body, and act from within our households to help those in the frontline. Tomorrow Anew invites each one of us to act on two fronts:

1. Think
Trapped inside our homes, each day is another of the same, where individual lives in isolation long for a public one. We recurrently re-live the today with a mix of uneasiness, nostalgia and hope. Tomorrow Anew is a collective cry for tomorrow to come again. However, we do not ask for tomorrow to come as our normal yesterday, mimicking our old habits, our same ways of neglecting people, of doing business, or of disregarding the environment. Tomorrow must come anew, refreshed to inaugurate a new era. And for that we need to think: we invite you to answer the question below so we may reflect on this together.

2. Share
While reclusion might offer a moment of introversion, reflection, and maybe even peace for some, it is a burden for a large segment of the population that lives on end-of-day paychecks, let alone for those who are battling the virus. This crisis should also be a crisis of selfishness, opening new paths of solidarity. Those who can may offer a figurative hand for those who are in a more fragile condition. And for that we need to share: we invite you to donate as you respond to the question so we help those who need it the most now.

"What will be different tomorrow?"

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The answers should be a reflection on the question of
“What will be different tomorrow?”

Our goal is to collect as many answers as possible to achieve a critical body of intellectual thought. This will offer different perspectives on possible worlds post-Covid-19. Maybe it will show a positive future, maybe a negative one, we will take it all. We won’t judge the answers, but we will filter them, if necessary, so there aren’t any offenses, attacks or unrelated texts. Answers will be reviewed and published in this website within a few days of submission. If you accept to submit your answer, however, you also agree to accept our censorship (if we find it imperative) without asking for your donation back. We’ll honestly try not to intervene, and if we have any questions, we may contact you.

Throughout the campaign, we will highlight some responses in our section “Featured” with the intent to attract attention to some different points of views, as well as to the support of some notable people. With their help, we might expand our reach.

The length of the answers is not specified. They can vary from a sentence to many paragraphs. We suggest you limiting your answer to a few paragraphs, so the content is more easily accessible by others and fits the final publication.

After we conclude this initiative—we don’t really know when, probably when recovery is widespread throughout the world—we intend to create a physical publication with the answers received. A book is the ideal format. Here is where our partnership with NESS Magazine came to life. They are committed to helping us make something great around these lines. Together we will look for sponsors and grants to cover printing costs and make this viable. We will keep you posted of our development on this end. Meanwhile, all answers will already live here, online. Feel free to explore them.

Looking forward to reading your reflections!

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Tomorrow Anew is both an intellectual discussion and a disaster relief campaign. We want to “hold hands” and help those who need it the most now. There are people and families either directly suffering from the virus or impacted by the concurrent economic crisis that is shaking the world, and they cannot wait. Any financial help is welcome, sometimes even crucial for their survival.

To be part of this initiative we ask you to donate an amount you find relevant. The more generous you are, the greater the impact. We and the beneficiaries will be very grateful.

We are working with four NGOs that are actively responding to the Covid-19 crisis: one to assist the US and Kenya, two for Brazil, and another to help other countries worldwide. They have been selected because of their seriousness, transparency, efficiency and global reach. Your donation first goes to them, from where it is redistributed to the targeted communities.

Instituto Bei is a Brazilian nonprofit engaged in a Covid-19 taskforce to assist both indigenous communities in Xingu and people in the informal settlements of São Paulo, including Centro, Heliópolis, Cumbica, Cidade Tiradentes, Sapopemba, Jardim Colombo, São Luis, Pinheral, Porto Seguro, Grajaú, Embúdas Artes, São Remo, Vila Guaraciaba, and Jardim Keraluxe. These are slums that have been hit hard by the crisis and lack basic needs, from food to clean water. Instituto Bei, alongside their partners, such as Fundação Tide Setubal, have put in place a series of relief programs to address these issues. Transaction costs are 5%. Learn more here.

BrazilFoundation is an nonprofit that mobilizes resources from the US to Brazil by bridging the gap between foreign donors and outstanding social organizations focused on promoting equality, social justice and economic opportunity in Brazil. Donations through this foundation are tax-deductible in the US and will be directed to Rio de Janeiro, Maceió and Manaus. BrazilFoundation has received multiple recognition for its transparency and management, such as a platinum seal on GuideStar in 2019, 4 stars on Charity Navigator, an A+ from Selo Doar in 2019 and 2018, and the Selo Liga Social in 2019. It was also recognized as one of the best NGOs in Brazil in 2017 and 2018, and has a high evaluation on Glass Pockets. Transaction costs are 8%. Learn more here.

GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that sends money directly to people in need in the US, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo and Malawi. They prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors. “We do not impose our preferences, or judgments, on the beneficiaries; instead we respect and empower them to make their own choices, elevating their voices in the global aid debate.” GiveDirectly is actively responding to the Covid-19 crisis, having donated nearly 95 million dollars to 142,000 families as of May 2020. Donations through this foundation are tax-deductible in the US. Transaction costs are around 11%. Learn more here..

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. Your donation to this fund will support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities throughout the globe. GlobalGiving has provided us with their API so we could link our campaign to theirs. In case you choose countries other than Brazil, the US or Kenya, you will be prompted to select the target of your donation through their interface. Transaction costs are between 5-12% depending on the country. Learn more here.

To donate you can either submit an answer to our question or donate directly without responding (although the former is more fun). To go to the Donation page click “Respond / Donate” at the home page. Upon deciding on which modality, you will be redirected to the selected NGO’s website. There you will be prompted to choose the amount of your donation, the location it will go to, and the payment method.

Tomorrow Anew does not hold any amount of your donation. Our partners’ transaction costs are between 5-12% depending on the chosen program. For detailed information, see descriptions above.

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This initiative was only possible because some incredible people believed on this project from the start. Everyone we approached to present this idea immediately embraced it without hesitation. We are extremely grateful for their trust.

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul and based in the US. He and his team, specially Pelin Kivrak, embraced the challenge of giving visual life to this initiative. Privileging difference rather than singularity and movement rather than stasis, Refik believes subjects are transformed when aesthetics, technique and space perception are reinvented. Covid-19 will invariably transform our contemporary culture, and Refik’s art can help us bring a poetic dimension to this. See About the Artwork for more details on their contribution.

NESS Magazine, a magazine on Architecture, Life and Urban Culture based in Argentina, joined the project from day one and has helped us since to think through the outcome of the answers. They have committed to making the reflections we receive last after the crisis is over. Together, we will give the campaign’s intellectual outcome a physical presence, and circulate it throughout the world so others can be inspired by our contributors’ thoughts.

Instituto Bei is a nonprofit working tirelessly to aid people in informal settlements in Brazil during this crisis. As soon as we reached out to them to propose to unite forces, they accepted to become our main institutional partner right away. Instituto Bei has also established partnerships with Fundação Tide Setubal, Instituto Galo da Manhã and Insper. Together we are stronger to confront the current challenge.

BrazilFoundation is the largest non-profit organization that connects the United States to Brazil. Due to the crisis, the foundation mobilized its global network of donors, partners and supporters, and inaugurated an action front “Together against csovid-19”. Its objectives are to contribute to halting the advancement of the new coronavirus in vulnerable communities in large urban centers and to help reduce the most immediate socio-economic losses from the pandemic. BrazilFoundation has received Tomorrow Anew with open arms, building this partnership to expand our impact and reach.

GiveDirectly is the reason we are able to assist people in the US and Africa. Without an efficient, reliable and transparent way to receiving and distributing donations to these countries, this initiative would not have existed. We looked for a partner with global reach that was already engaged with the Covid-19 task force. Thanks to Max Ghenis and his knowledge and scholarship on the social and economic benefits of direct donations, we could quickly connect to GiveDirectly, who gracefully offered their platform to make our campaign viable.

Create: Pensamentos Online, web developer, offered to prioritize this project and deliver the website in an expedite manner, along with any web-related solutions necessary to integrate our donations’ page with those of our partners.

Fleichman Advogados, law firm based in São Paulo, made sure every step we took along the way was legally sound and oriented to the benefit of our users and NGO partners. Their pro bono contribution was invaluable for building this initiative.

Richard Sanches, copyeditor and translator, offered his support without reluctance and free of charge. He is the reason these words make some sense.

We also count with support by:
FICA: Collectively owned real estate fund.
XDivers: Dive center.

Last but not least, our “first responders” have played a vital role in writing their responses even before there was a website. By believing in this initiative before its launching, they helped increase our confidence and, most importantly, bring traction to the campaign.

We cannot thank our partners enough for trusting us and helping bring Tomorrow Anew to life. For that and your constant support, we will be forever grateful. Now, let’s get the job done and help as many people as possible!

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Gabriel Kozlowski, Brazil

Architect and Curator
Research Associate at MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Assistant Curator for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2020

Luisa Schettino, Brazil

Architect at Prior + Partners
BArch from PUC-Rio, MSc from MIT

Refik Anadol, Turkey

Media Artist and Director
Lecturer and visiting researcher at UCLA

NESS Magazine, Argentina

On Architecture, Life and
Urban Culture

Helena Wajnman, Brazil

Economist
MS candidate at MIT

Max Ghenis, US

Founder and economist at UBI Center
MS candidate at MIT

Maria Kozlowski

Marketing
Partner at XDivers
Commercial member at Prudential

Leticia Schettino

Computer Science student at Harvard University

Tomorrow Anew Ambassadors:

Monica Vieira Eisenberg

US Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Life photographer
Partner Brazil Global Partner
Senior Director Business Develop, Drummond Advisors

Ariel Kozlowski

Environmental Economist and Entrepreneur
Board Member at Inst. Ambiente em Movimento

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