Sustainability Jam 2013

dundee sustainability jam

Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November 2013

Dundee Sustainability Jam invites you to challenge yourself this November and commit just 48 hours of your life to designing with a difference!

This event is taking place in conjunction with the Global Sustainability Jam, so the Dundee Sustainability Jam will join people jamming in 74 cities, from over 26 countries worldwide, around the issue of Sustainability. 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.


The main aim of the weekend is to have fun in a creative way! 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!

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.


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, but check our website for updates on speakers and workshops that will feature in the weekend.

I’m sold! What do I need to bring?

We will be providing some materials for brainstorming, prototyping, eating and drinking – we are busy collecting these wherever we can right now! However, we would ask you to bring:

  • Your energy and enthusiasm.
  • You favourite mug.
  • Things that you will want to use during the jam (laptop, camera, pens, materials, transport).
  • A photo, print out or real life example of a sustainable project or business that find inspiring (to be stuck onto our inspiration wall on the Friday night).
  •  An ingredient for our delicious event catering (we will send further details on this once you have signed up).