Dundee Sustainability Jam Needs You!

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We have sold 29 tickets so far, which is brilliant!

We asked our jammers what skills & knowledge they will bring to the Dundee Sustainability Jam next week and we have started to collate some of their responses in the word cloud above. As you can see, there is a brilliant selection of people signed up – so we can’t wait to meet you all. However, we would love to see this cloud grow and diversify even more – so book a ticket and come share your skills with us, we still have a number of tickets left!

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Remember – everyone is welcome to join the jam!

The Dundee Sustainability Jam would like to welcome a diverse group of people (service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, illustrators, musicians, students, friends and family), to form teams with mixed skill sets and work together to create real-world ideas which can make a little difference… or perhaps a big difference.

Your familiarity with design is not important, as you will be guided through the process by our facilitators throughout the weekend and we have created different ticket types – so simply choose the one that you identify with most.

Want to be involved, but not sure if you want to Jam?

We are looking for a few volunteers to complete the following roles – email us at dundeeservicejam@gmail.com with some examples of your work if you would like to be considered for these posts.

Documentation Volunteers

If you love taking photographs and making films, but could do with some experience and willing people to participate in them. Then we could do with your help at the Jam weekend. We would like to ensure this event is documented and are keen to take some short video vox pops of participants, plus plenty of photos over the weekend. We will reward you with food, drinks, the company of inspiring people and an opportunity to have your work showcased to an international design audience.

Social Media Volunteers

If you love to Tweet, think Instagram is amazing, know your way around Storify and WordPress blogs. Then we could do with your help at the Jam weekend. We are keen to make the most of this unique opportunity to connect with designers and inspiring minds in a number of countries around the world in these few short days by proactively reaching out on social media and recording our progress and interactions online as we go. We will reward you with food, drinks, the company of inspiring people and an opportunity to connect with an international design audience.

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Announcing Dundee Sustainability Jam 2013

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We are proud to announce that in less than 4 weeks, Dundee will be hosting its first Global Sustainability Jam. Plus, you are invited to join us and to challenge yourself to designing with a difference!

Inspired by the the same ambitious and energetic spirit that led the Dundee Service Jam. This exciting event kicks off at 5.30pm on Friday 22nd November and over the course of the 48 hours that follow we will be connecting with dozens of cities worldwide that will be undertaking the same challenge, this time looking specifically at issues surrounding sustainability.

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As the only sustainability jam taking place in Scotland, we hope the Dundee event will bring together a dynamic set of people from across Scotland to research issues, identify ideas and design creative solutions in a fast paced environment.

Weekends often provide a much needed break from the working week, so we advise you not to think of this as work. Instead envisage an action-packed design adventure. We will connect with a number of the global design jams during the weekend and by the end of the jam you will have the chance to present your design ideas to the world. Remember, the main aim of the weekend is to have fun in a creative way! 

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The hub venue for this event will be the Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts. However, we have also secured the resources of a number of break-out venues, including the workshop space at Skill Share Dundee, a 3D printing hack lab with resources from Dundee University and a number of highlighted spaces for research opportunities.

Everyone is welcome to join the Jam! 

The Dundee Sustainability Jam would like to welcome a diverse group of people (service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, illustrators, musicians, students, friends and family), to form teams with mixed skill sets and work together to create real-world ideas which can make a little difference… or perhaps a big difference.

Your familiarity with design is not important, as you will be guided through the process by our facilitators throughout the weekend. So whether you know the design process or simply want to dip your toes in and develop some creative skills that could help you with your work and play – we would love it if you could join us.

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Weekend Programme

Jammers will get to connect with a number of the other global design jams, take part in design skills workshops and games, listen to short talks by inspiring speakers, meet some exciting new faces and design a project to present to the world. The full details of the weekend programme are still being refined. We will blog and post about updates on speakers and workshops that will feature in the weekend within the next few weeks.

Friday 22 November – 6pm to 9pm
Meet, greet and discover the secret theme that will inspire your work over the two day Jam. This will be a chance to find out more about the event, form teams, start generating ideas and have a drink on us!

Saturday 23 November – 9am to 9pm
After a social breakfast… the real work begins. You and your team will research, design and create the initial prototypes of your concept. You will be supported by our Jam Doctors and fellow Jammers around the world – accessible via social media and Skype. There will also be a few guest speakers presenting inspiring quick lectures to start off the day.

Sunday 24 November- 9am to 6pm
Sunday morning is normally a flurry of activity, where you put the finishing touches to your ideas, pull your prototypes together and get ready to present them at 3pm

How to Sign Up

We have created different types of ticket – so simply choose the one that you identify with most and book one on Eventbrite. Places are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register above now to ensure you don’t miss out!

*Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 30 October*

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Why should I attend the Dundee Sustainability Jam?

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If you are unfamiliar with design approaches or creative problem solving it might seem daunting to sign up to an event such as this.  However, our event is based on collaboration and the more diverse a range of participants we can attract to the event, the better the ideas we will be able to develop.  Everyone has something to contribute to the process and everyone, regardless of their familiarity with the creative idea generation tools that we use, will have something to learn from the experience of attending the Dundee Sustainability Jam.  Plus, the event is always a huge amount of fun and massively inspirational!

Who might be interested in attending?

Anyone is welcome to participate.

  • You may be an entrepreneur looking to develop your skills of opportunity recognition and development.
  • You may work in business and want to learn some new tools that will help you to better understand and respond to your customers’ needs.
  • You may work in either the public or third sector and want to learn new collaborative approaches to inspire real change in organisations and communities.
  • You may be a student and want to develop your creative skills and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • You may be at a loose end and want to make some new friends.

As long as you can bring energy and enthusiasm to the event we are sure you will find the experience rewarding.

If you are unsure or unable to commit to a full weekend at the jam, we will also be releasing Insight tickets through our Eventbrite page that will enable you to drop in at key points and hear presentations on the creative process being used and the ideas that are emerging from the event.

If you have any further queries please send us an email at dundeeservicejam@gmail.com or get in touch via Twitter.