MAZI was a Horizon2020 EU project, from 2016-2018. The partners of the project co-developed a toolkit, the MAZI toolkit that allows non-technical users to set-up local networks that operate independently of the public Internet. The toolkit has been used by many people and communities outside the project’s pilots who are keep using it and asking […]

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 […]

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). […]

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.     […]

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