Join The Open University and MAZI at an impact workshop in London on the 20th July. Where Creekside Discovery Centre, 14 Creekside, Deptford, SE8 4SA When Friday 20th July 10.30-17.00 How: 10:30 – 11:00      Introduction to MAZI, the toolkit and examples of its use: 11:00 – 11:15      Hands on look at the toolkit 11:15 – 12:15      […]

The Digital Social Innovation Fair took place in Rome 6-7 June 2018 As part of this programme of events MAZI partners co-organised a workshop on: Collaborative making, frugal technologies, art and creativity. This workshop began with a short introduction of three CAPS projects: MAZI, OpenMaker, Made4You and also from the representatives of Human Ecosystem Relazioni (HER). […]

Do-It-Yourself Technologies for Action and Empowerment Stories, practice and perspectives. 16-18 October 2018 – Edinburgh, UK 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 […]

MAZI hosted a session in the world’s leading conference on human rights, RightsCon 2018, in Toronto, Canada, 16 May 2018. The session “Digital inclusion in urban renewal: DIY toolkits for citizen inclusion & empowerment“ brought together activists, DIY communities, policymakers, journalists and human rights defenders, presented the latest trends in Community Networks and DIY culture and demonstrated […]

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 […]

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