News【Coming Soon!】 Global Goals Jam 2021 Online Pre-Talk Event - Current state of design activities in the "Translocal" world toward the SDGs2021.8.19

The United Nations declared the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, and the Decade of Action to achieve the SDGs began in 2020. The “Global Goals Jam*” is a global initiative to contribute people’s creative ideas and power to the SDGs.
The “Global Goals Jam 2021 Online Pre-Talk Event” will introduce the activities of the “Global Goals Jam,” a two-day workshop held around the world to think about sustainability from a global perspective and to generate ideas for solving local issues. The session will introduce methods for sharing the perspectives of participants and stakeholders in issues and for conducting “Translocal” collaborations that transcend regional boundaries, based on both global and local perspectives necessary for achieving the SDGs.

Date:2021.8.20(Fri) 19:00-20:30
Venue: online
Fee: Free of charge *Participants will be notified of URL to join by the day of the event.
Capacity: 100 people (priority given to applications/first-come-first-served basis)
To apply:

19:00-19:10 Introduction
19:10-19:30 Introduction to Global Goals Jam / SDGs and design trends in the world
19:30-20:00 Talk by guests involved in SDGs-related activities
20:00-20:20 Discussion
20:20-20:30 Question and answer session & summary

【Recommended for those who are interested in】
the global trends on SDGs
the SDGs and want to take action
working on creative solutions to social issues
online design methods and design sprint methods.

100 people

【Co-organized and supported by】
Co-organized by: Faculty of Design Kyushu University, Kyoto Sangyo University Ito Shinichiro Lab, Yamaguchi University Faculty of International Integrated Science, FabCafe Kyoto
Supporters: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Habitat) Fukuoka Headquarters (for Asia and the Pacific)

【For inquiries】
Miwa Tsuruta (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University) | ggj[at]
Please change [at] to @ when sending.

*What is the Global Goals Jam?
The Global Goals Jam is a two-day workshop for international citizens to think about sustainability from a global perspective and to generate ideas for solving local issues in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Goals Jam started in 2016, and so far more than 200 jams have been held, with more than 7,000 participants and more than 1,000 ideas generated.
It is a global-scale initiative where designers, programmers, engineers, researchers, citizens, and many others bring their creative ideas and strengths to contribute to the SDGs. The results of the Global Goals Jam will be made public via the Internet under a Creative Commons license and will become shared knowledge for the world.