Doing over thinking, making over meeting
From October 28-30 people all around the globe came together for 48 hours to make the world a better place. From Mexico to Melbourne and Belo Horizonte to Berlin professionals and students of various backgrounds met at 45 locations in 28 countries to spend a weekend creating sustainable products and services.
Similar to a jam session in music, people with different skills got together to collaborate having only a limited amount of time. Following a globally shared design topic of “playgrounds” all teams had to initially translate this into a concrete task for their own 48 hours challenge.
Manuel Großmann and Martin Jordan, organisers of the Global Sustainability Jam in Berlin, talk about globally connected creativity, the advantages of time pressure and how to teach design methods to non-designers on the fly. They share their goals and failures, explain how to enable unacquainted people to collaborate instantly and how to share knowledge when being clueless.