DESIGN 2030 NOW
During the 2015 Social Good Summit, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. In 109 locations around the world, people discussed these 17 Global Goals and what they would mean for their lives. This year we will take action, once again. We, the United Nations Development Programme and MediaLAB Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), are inviting you to join the 2nd edition of the #GlobalGoalsJam. Join us to design interventions for the Sustainable Development Goals that matter most to you. Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow. Let's #Design2030Now!
The #GlobalGoalsJam 2016 was a two day event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams, with designers, developers and Jammers from the local community will work together using a tailored toolkit. The main goal of the Jam was to create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term goals. Have a look at the official end-video on the right. Design 2030 Now!
Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow
To officially announce the first ever Global Goals Jam, the team of MediaLAB Amsterdam travelled to New York to record this video with our partner UNDP. After launching the video over 20 locations applied to participate, of whom 17 eventually organized a jam.
Social Good Summit 2016
The #GlobalGoalsJam was officially presented by Gijs Gootjes and Marco van Hout (both MediaLAB Amsterdam) on the main stage of the Social Good Summit. Alongside speakers such as vice president Joe Biden, Alec Baldwin and John Kerry.
This video shows a selection of all the video material that was submitted by local organizers. It shows the energy, passion and wonderful team work of all locations in a couple of minutes. Enjoy!
VISIONWe believe that interdisciplinary teams can boost their creativity by using design methods. We believe in the value of sharing and building on each others’ knowledge. We believe in agile and iterative design. We believe in tackling big (global) issues by taking small (local) steps.
Meet the organising team
Director of MediaLAB Amsterdam, a design lab within Amsterdam Creative Industries and part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Responsible for Design Across Cultures. A collaboration with Cisco Systems and a programme for multidisciplinary, multicultural teams around the world, using the undeniable force of cultural differences and similarities as a design strategy to locally have impact on global issues.
Leading the programme & design process of MediaLAB Amsterdam. Responsible for the development of the Design Method Toolkit and SCREAM! (an approach, app and platform for multidisciplinary design teams). On a mission to fight 'Design Waste', by introducing a common language of design methods to the design field so that creatives can build upon each other's work and share intermediate-level knowledge to tackle the world's biggest challenges together.
Engagement Manager at the United Nations Development Programme. Responsible for organizing the Social Good Summit in conjunction with Mashable, 92Y and the United Nations Foundation, managing the +SocialGood partnership and UNDP's communication partnerships. Strong roots in journalism and detailed knowledge of current and international affairs. Has worked in some of the most politically volatile and dangerous areas of the globe.
As part of Digital Good, UNDP's first serious foray into fundraising from individuals , Simon is responsible for leading creative communications, events, projects and partnerships to bring the Digital Good brand to fame in a way consistent with UNDP's values.