Do-It-Yourself Technologies for Action and Empowerment
Stories, practice and perspectives.
16-18 October 2018 – Edinburgh, UK
The MAZI project is concluding at the end of 2018. To mark the occasion we are inviting you to join us as we celebrate our achievements, share our stories and the lessons we learned, and perhaps most importantly, to discuss what should happen next. The symposium will present case studies from our pilot studies in Berlin, Zurich, London and northern Greece, along with talks by invited speakers. Building on the context of our own MAZI experiences, we will broaden out the debate with perspectives from outside the project.
Where next? Future directions and challenges.
To end the day, we will present a panel debate with speakers, titled: From Do-It-Yourself to Do-It-Together: Perspectives on the future use of community networking technologies for grassroots social impact.
The half-day workshops will provide “hands-on” opportunities to try out the MAZI DIY networking toolkit, based around the Raspberry Pi. The workshops will be divided into two groups, one for technical novices with an interest in how the technologies can be used in domains such as; education, art & creativity, and civic & community participation. The other group will be for programmers and technical enthusiasts who are interested in finding out more about it all works, and perhaps getting involved in supporting the on-going development of the open-source project. More about the MAZI DIY networking toolkit.