Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

An Evening with Jam and Justice

Join Jam and Justice to discover what our Action Research Collective learned exploring how devolution might make Greater Manchester's decision-making more inclusive. Part of National Co-Production Week.

About This Event

How can cities be governed differently? In 2016, Jam and Justice set out to test-and-learn how devolution might make Greater Manchester's decision-making more inclusive. An Action Research Collective formed with people from different walks of life.

Together, the ARC co-initiated a series of learn-by-doing projects including an inquiry into Care at Home, focus groups with Councillors and communities, and workshops with the VCSE sector and Commissioners exploring procurement and social value.

This work has generated all manner of outputs: a photovoice exhibition revealing the value of Everyday Politics; immersive energy walks probing the history (and future) of Manchester's energy supply; a prototype map of transformative economic actors in the GM city-region and more...

It is also provoking social innovation: For example, in April, the Youth Combined Authority recognised Jam & Justice's young researchers' call for more money matters in the school curriculum. A planned refresh of the GMCA and GM HSC Partnership's procurement policy is implementing proposals from work Jam & Justice carried out with CLES. Carbon Coop are sharing creative approaches to municipal energy with cities across Europe.

In National Co-Production Week 2019, the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective are sharing findings and wider lessons from this work, and celebrating the outcomes of projects in Greater Manchester.

About Jam and Justice

Jam and Justice is a research project funded by the ESRC and Mistra Urban Futures. An Action Research Collective came together in 2016 to "learn by doing" about co-production and urban governance.

Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Venue: Ziferblat Edge Street, 23 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Booking: Click here

Wednesday, 3 July 2019