Anton Breman, one of the organisers of the Swedish jam, emphasised at the inauguration, that the most important thing for the participants is to have fun and do something, the outcome is secondary and doesn’t have to be great.
That the networking and experience of meeting people from totally other fields of society (and maybe even country), is the most prominent outcome of the event for the jammers, seems quite clear now. Several of the participants I’ve spoken to mention the interesting mix of backgrounds, views on sustainability and the broad exchange of ideas (and probably future friends) as valuable for them. Here are some lines of views of the jam:
“Fantastic people. Damn good recruitment. There are so good, interesting people here so that it is hard to focus on the process.”
“It is interesting to be here. Hard to see the goal, but maybe there is none in the ordinary sense.”
“It is exchange of ideas. We have different languages and background but it is a strength I think. We’re talking about sustainability in different ways and it is interesting to hear different views. In our group we have people from the fields of philosophy, design, engineering, environment and economics. We need all the knowledge to address the challenges.”
“We have a dream team. It is a good mix of different competences: political science, game designer, politics, product designer, communication consult and business development. We just miss the environment scientist.”
“It is great to be here, to get to meet people from totally different backgrounds. It creates spontaneity and serendipity.”
Serendipity is to encounter sth one didn’t expect, a pleasant surprise. Just so you know. I had to check it up too.