The Digital Social Innovation Fair will be in Rome 6-7 June 2018 As part of this programme of events MAZI partners as participating in a workshop on: Collaborative making, frugal technologies, art and creativity This workshop will begin with a short introduction of three CAPS projects: MAZI, OpenMaker, Made4You and from the representatives of Human […]

Save the date! A festival of DIY community WiFi networking events is being planned to take place in Edinburgh, UK this autumn. Key events, including a symposium and hands-on workshops will take place around the 16th to 18th October. Further events, organised with the unMonastery partners will also take place around the city. More details […]

Partners from the MAZI project are speaking at RightsCon Toronto 2018, the seventh event in the RightsCon Summit Series, taking place May 16 – 18th, . This is a leading conference on human rights in the digital age, bringing together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the […]

CAPS projects MAZI and MAKING SENSE workshop at prestigious global ACM conference The MAZI project teamed up with another CAPS project, MAKING SENSE, to deliver a workshop on 22nd April at The ACM CHI 2018 conference in Montreal, Canada. The workshop proposal, titled Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research, was accepted after a […]

Over 5000 members of the public attended a Saturday Family Fun Day in Edinburgh, UK, as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2018. The MAZI project was there to show off examples of Do-It-Yourself networking, including interactive HTML games and activities built by Edinburgh Napier University students. The day was extremely busy, […]

Andreas Unteidig, Berlin University of the Arts, gave a talk at the Swiss Design Network Research Summit in March 2018. This talk reflected on a collaborative design process within MAZI, an interdisciplinary and EU-funded research project, oscillating between entities such as design, activism, and technology. This process was contextualised in a broader perspective about roles designers […]

MAZI Hackathon at DataFest18, Edinburgh, UK. Monday March 19th 2018. Program Or Be Programmed: The implications of small data, local context and “Do-It-Yourself” technologies. The Hackathon event saw participants take part in hands-on practical activities and learn about current case studies, including examples from the MAZI project from Deptford, Berlin, Zurich and Greece.     […]

Panayotis Antoniadis of the MAZI project gave a talk at a major event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate in February 2018. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the FOSDEM event in Brussels. Talk details: Urban places as nodes of a […]

Patterns Workshop with Doug Schuler We were lucky to have MAZI Advisory Board member Doug Schuler pass by The Open University last week, and he kindly agreed to run a workshop introducing his ‘Liberating Voices’ Patterns language and engagment tool. Video of event Doug has long been interested in how communities can work together to overcome […]

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