Dundee Global Service Jam


Next Friday – 26 February – at 5pm we begin the fourth Dundee Global Service Jam

This event is part of the Global Service Jam initiative, so the Dundee Service Jam will join people jamming in upwards of 100 cities, across countries worldwide.

The Global Service Jam movement began in 2011 and has grown ever since, with over 120 locations and nearly 3,000 people taking part around the world in 2014. Dundee participated for the first time in 2013 and hosted the 9th largest jam in the world, with more attendees than either Los Angeles or New York, and was the biggest jam in Scotland, second to London in the UK.

But while we were proud of the interest we attracted, we were clear that it’s not a world competition. The Global Service Jam is a unique way of bringing people together from across the global. Some of the best experiences of our jams have been live video link ups with others in Beirut, Mumbai, Helsinki and many other places. This is internationalism in spectacular creative action. Just look at this map of all the jam locations!

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 don’t 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!

So what is the experience like? Well take a look at this one minute film by BAFTA award winning director Dylan Drummond who will also be our resident documentary film maker next weekend.

We also have a great line up of mentors – some are highly experienced designers, others well regarded design strategists and change makers. We also have some very successful local entrepreneurs who will encourage participants to make their ideas real through business or social enterprise start up!

To get your ticket (£10, £5 or free) go here. If you need any more persuasion, read on….

why jam

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