Collaboration, cooperation and partnerships are terms that have generated growing expectations as strategies to accelerate the necessary changes, that will in turn lead to attaining the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Moreover, SDG 17 specifically states that “The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation”.
However, there are many ways that people and organizations can collaborate or interact, but few that lead to real, systemic change.
In December 2019, the four finalists for the internationally recognized Tate Turner Prize requested that the jury award the prize to all of them to be shared equally, appealing to the values of common interests, diversity and solidarity. In addition, they imagined it as a way to question existing structures and renegotiate hierarchies.