Global Goals Jam Trans-local

Japan 2022 A two-day workshop to think about sustainability from a global perspective and generate ideas for solving local problems

The Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, will host Global Goals Jam again this year, a two-day workshop held around the world to think about sustainability from a global perspective and generate ideas for local solutions. Together with the Kyoto and Yamaguchi communities, we will share the perspectives of participants and issue stakeholders from both global and local viewpoints necessary to achieve the SDGs and aim for “trans-local” collaboration that transcends regional boundaries.
Let’s use GGJ as an opportunity to expand our circle of friends and connect to concrete actions!

Date and Time

Day 0 : Friday, September 9, 2022, 19:00 – 20:30
This is an online pre-event to meet your team and share your research. If it is difficult for you to attend, you can participate by video letter or other alternative methods.

Day 1-2 : 2022.9.17 (Sat) – 2022.9.18 (Sun) 09:00 – 18:00
The event will be held over the course of two days. Please note that it is not possible to attend only one of the two days.

Location: Face-to-face dispersion & online (planned)

Capacity: 36 participants

Application Deadline : 23:59 on 7th, August, 2022 (JST)

Language: Japanese
*Final presentations will be given in English for international dissemination.
Conditions for participation:
Participants must be able to attend the entire 2-day workshop.
Applicants with one or more of the following skills are welcome: graphic design, sketching, video editing, photography, crafts, digital fabrication, field research, product design, sound design, web production, programming, design thinking, planning, etc.

Workshop themes: Please fill out the application form on the URL.
Please let us know up to your second choice of challenge theme you would like to tackle on the day of the workshop by filling out the application form at the URL. (The secretariat will divide the participants into teams based on the balance of applications.)

A How to turn a small park in town into a THIRD PLACE for everyone? (Venue: FabCafe Kyoto)
B How to connect “forestation” and “monozukuri”? (Venue: FabCafe Kyoto)
C. How can we make the world a place where people with developmental disabilities are recognized and their strengths are put to use? (Venue: Yamaguchi University Yoshida Campus)
D Let’s design a riverside that excites elementary school students! (Venue: Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University)
E. What is an exciting water management design that sustains flowers and greenery in the city? (Venue: Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University)
F Let’s design sustainable organic agriculture by connecting with the city! (Venue: Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University)

To apply and details of each project:

Workshop Program (tentative)
Day 0 : Friday, September 9, 19:00 – 20:30
Research sharing & team communication

Day 1 : Saturday, September 17, 9:00 – 18:00
[1] Introduction
[2] SPRINT 1 | Explore it!
[3] Middle Presentation
[4] SPRINT 2 | Respond to it!

Day 2 : September 18 (Sun) 9:00 – 18:00
[1] Morning Session
[2] SPRINT 3 | Make it!
[3] SPRINT 4 | Share it!
[4] Final Presentation
[5] Closing Session

Co-organizers: Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Ito (Shin) Laboratory, Kyoto Sangyo University, Faculty of International Integrated Science and Technology, Yamaguchi University, FabCafe Kyoto
Cooperation : Kyoto City


Click here to get more information.

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