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Spaghetti Jams is a community of enthusiastic people who come together to build and share innovative ideas that could improve the experiences of people living in our local community of Birmingham. As part of the Global Jam movement we come together 3 times per year for 48 hours to collaborate around a local challenge through a through the design thinking process.

PREVIOUS JAMS

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

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My name is Florence and this is why I Jam

Disclaimer: Not to get too political but I originally wrote this pre-Brexit and since then have been reworking and rethinking a lot of what I was trying to say. It wasn’t until I read Frank Cottrell Boyce’s brilliant article on the meaning of culture in Brexit Britain that I found I had something to say. […]

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Design Thinking Resources

Hi Jammers, If you want to understand a bit more about Design Thinking  – these are some resources that might be helpful. IDEO are leaders in this field and have popularised Design Thinking – you might have heard of the term but here’s a few links to give you some idea of what it’s all about. We’ve mixed […]

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Let’s Build Birmingham Together

We’re really excited that this year’s Gov Jam will be starting on the launch of Birmingham’s City Camp debut. City Camp is an open festival, bringing together pioneering ideas from across the world. Exploring the theme of city futures and ultimately the future of Birmingham, Powered by Impact Hub Birmingham, city camp will see citizens, coming […]

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Spaghetti Jams team

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.

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.

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.