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What do you think about the jam?

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.”

“Really challenging.”

“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.




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Quotes on sustainability

Some participants’ views of sustainability:

“It is an everyday choice.”

“It is something which is longterm. The three sectors of economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainablity iare good I think. It is about the interest of everybody. The developed and the developing worlds. A must for the planet’s survival. But I think we shoot for a low target when we say we want things to be sustainable. Why only sustainable? We should shoot for a BLOOMING future.”

“We focus a lot today on the ecological sector, but it is not enought. Sustainability is not possible without the other sectors.”

“it is shifting the focus from me to us.”

“I get some kind of life perspektive. That it is about my life, that I should last for long. And the stuff I use too.”

“Mercy. That we are all humans. And that we are capable of more.”

“That you cannot take more than that nature can recover.”

“To zoom out, to see the whole picture. Everything at the same time.”

“I think the three circles are good: economic, social and environmental aspects. So that whenever something is about money, it should also be about environment and humans.”

It is thinking of future generations.”

“To combine goals and local cultures.  What is good somewhere might not be good at another place.”

“For me it is about seeing the whole. To take care of it from the start.”

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