WHAT IS A JAM?

A Jam is a place to share ideas, contribute knowledge and learn about Design Thinking. The Jams take place 3 times per year and people all over the world gather together in their local communities to create new ideas inspired by one common theme.

PREVIOUS JAMS in BIRMINGHAM

We've been Jamming in Birmingham since February 2015. Check out the highlights from our previous jams below.

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STORIES

Stories, news and blog posts from the Global Jam Community

Sustainable Development Goals, and why it will take all of us

For many interested in the subject of sustainability the UN’s sustainable development goals will have been a subject of hot debate over the last year (maybe even longer), for others you may have never even heard of them, and that is a big challenge. For those who have not heard so much about them, On 25 September […]

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I’m Andre. This is why I Jam

The Conventional  “… consentingly conforming or adhering to accepted standards, in accordance with social stereotypes, cultures or traditions. “ ” If a man is born in an English city, to African parents born on a Caribbean Island, what is he? “ ” What would conventional society call me, Black ?” There are many expectations for […]

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Making #GSusJam as accessible as possible

Hey Rupi here, Today Daniel and I are heading over to Birmingham Soup’s 1st birthday at the Impact Hub Birmingham.   We’ll be taking cake (which is baking away in the oven as I type) and talking about Spaghetti Jams. I’m working out what to say when we take to the stage and thought I’d […]

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Spaghetti Jams team

Rupi

Rupi

Making the switch from jammer to collaborator - I'm using my skills from my day job (content marketing) to get as many people as possible from a broad range of backgrounds involved with various Global Jams happening this year. The jams are 48 hours for me to share the love I have for service design and develop my creative confidence, whilst supporting new jammers along their journey.

Flo

Flo

By day I’m a User Experience and Service Designer. I joined Spaghetti jams as I’m really into the principles of community driven design. In my spare time I like to study complex systems and reimagine how we can empower people to directly address issues which impact them whether through tech, the arts or design thinking.

Chris

Chris

I am really passionate in exploring how we can use design to empower everyone to shape the things that affect their lives. Over the last 2 years I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in lots of great projects that have let me do this. For me, the interest in this started with Jams back in 2012, as a participant the experience changed my entire view of design. Since then I’ve been determined to share that experience and help other to have the same opportunity.

Daniel

Daniel

I love to create spaces where people have really meaningful and life changing experiences. Getting involved in the Global Jam was a great opportunity to do this in my local community and at the same time share some of my own knowledge and expertise in design by helping others unleash their creativity. I have been involved with Spaghetti Jams since we started it in 2015 and have seen the impact it has had on the lives of those who’ve got involved and so this is why I’ve continued to put time and energy into help making it happen.

Andre

Andre

I am loving learning, sharing and exploring the intricate links between social attitudes and behaviour, through design. With a heavy interest in architecture, sociology, technology & community; I joined the Jam team October 2016 as a practitioner, provoking the process in de-constructing our personal branding, which we use to create our views and navigate life. It is my belief that this is adaptation limits our ability to design the lifestyles and futures that we can thrive within, and through this process of 'deconstruction', I aim to facilitate Jammers in unveiling their unique true selves. This, I think can really change the way we live & work.