An article on DIY networking written by Panayotis Antoniadis of the MAZI project, is getting global attention through the Huffington Post website, and the Conversation Global, where it was originally published. The article, titled “How to build a more organic internet (and stand up to corporations)” is the second of two articles describing community networks that provide alternative networking […]

Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017: Where the Digital Social Innovators meet! Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation 1-2 February 2017, Rome (Italy). Free registration now open. MAZI is getting ready to attend this major event in Rome to showcase the work of the project so far. The DSI Fair 2017 offers a rich program featuring an […]

The MAZI project participated in the CAPS Community Workshop in Bratislava in September. The general objective of the workshop was to get to know each other better, map CAPS projects/DSI practitioners needs in terms of knowledge and networking, discuss common challenges and exchange experience gained so far so as to identify collaboration opportunities. Most of […]

Event webpage (link) On September 17th 2016, MAZI was invited to take part in the annual summer camp of Metrozones – School for urban practices. Andreas Unteidig presented the project, and specifically the activities around the pilot study in Berlin in the context of a field trip to PlanBude, one of the most striking examples […]

Bucharest, September 2, 2016  In the context of the INURA conferenence 2016 in Bucharest Event webpage (link) This workshop brought together partners of the MAZI project with activists from the International Network of Urban Research and Action and other fields. More specifically, Iva Cukic and Ksenija Radovanovic, from the Ministry of Space in Belgrade, Brett […]

Zurich, July 25-27, 2016  Event webpage (link) NetHood and INURA Zurich Institute, in the context of the MAZI project’s pilot “Kraftwerk1” hosted in Zurich two guests from Athens for a nomadic explorative workshop on co-operative housing. The goal was to start a long-term collaboration on a knowledge transfer project between Zurich and Athens on creative […]

(From the Design Research Lab, Berlin) Social and political processes are becoming increasingly digitized and restructured by and through digital aspects. Beyond the various narratives about the “hybrid” or “smart” city, between dystopian visions and cyberromantic ideals we are looking at the certainty of a rising significance of technological mediation and transformation of our urban […]

(link to original article) The Sarantaporo area, situated at the North of Greece, is an agricultural and husbandry region, also hit by the crisis. But even prior to the crisis, state’s attention to the area was poor. Youths were migrating to big cities or abroad. There was no Internet connection, and locals were isolated and deprived […]

Paul Clayton from MAZI’s Creeknet pilot in London visited the unMonastery nomadic group in July 2016 at their Unconvention in Greece. Paul’s post is reproduced here, the original is at: After reading much of the Unmonastery website and their work related to their activities in Athens and Matera, I was very excited by the invitation […]

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