Category Archives: Mazi

Listenin

Teufelsberg, the Coldwar Field Station in west Berlin sits atop a huge mound of post war rubble, dragged from the ruined city in handcarts by the widows and wounded before city rebuilding commenced. There, we met with artist and engineer … Continue reading

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4 for four

Creeknet, is one of four project pilots being operated as part of the MAZI initiative which will bring together components for a neighborhood network toolkit. This will feature a guide for those establishing or improving on open wireless and offline … Continue reading

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Knitted out

The quest for suitable, sustainable network equipment is an ongoing and fascinating one.  New products with great capabilities, low cost and power, compactness and accessibility, hold much promise. The first to catch my eye during a recent visit to Raylab … Continue reading

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Gardenzilla

YT visited Mobile City Garden early in June to attend EcoDA collaborative workshops  held as part of Co-designing resilience project. Hackney wick based Public Works Group hosted the group of locals, garden volunteers and representatives from other projects partners to … Continue reading

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Triangulated

The brexit debacle has so far proved to be a substantial distraction from much else going on this week. However, work toward the first of many MAZI reports to satisfy conditions for EU support, has been completed on time. Our … Continue reading

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UnMounted

After reading much of the Unmonastery website about their activities in Athens and Matera, I was very excited by the invitation to join them for an Unconvention in Kokkinopolis. Remote it was. The  journey from Thessaloniki to Katerini was negotiated … Continue reading

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Babbling book

As part of ongoing research into the Deptford Mazi zone, we have begun conversations with Friends of Brookmill Park and hope to hold meet-ups there in coming months. Their slice of green starts as Brookmill Park by Elverson Road and … Continue reading

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Energising Interest

The Ashmead junior school in our road at home, has recently had solar panels installed on it’s roof space by SELCE.  Cooperative entrepreneurs formed ‘South East London Community Energy’ in 2015 to ensure the mutual benefits of renewable energy and … Continue reading

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Vexed, hashed and ported

Battlemesh 09 was the latest in a series of intensive exchanges organised and attended by the prime of mesh firmware developers, hardware hackers and community activists – An international movement of open wireless network innovation with it’s root in the … Continue reading

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Mudlarking On

Before heading off to this years Battlemesh in Porto, Portugal, YT got together with 20 Deptford locals, Inurian activists and Mazi partners for a low tide walk on Deptford Creek. Our guide for the walk was botanist Nick Bertrand of … Continue reading

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Meanwhile zone

We have begun hosting Mazi Mondays meet-ups aboard the WWII Minesweeper boat on Deptford Creek where local people can come along to meet with members of the Minesweeper Collective as they collect ideas and prepare resources to extend the Mazi … Continue reading

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Swept overboard

Yesterday a few of us from the Wireless Wednesday workshop visited the Minesweeper on Deptford Creek to meet with collective members and take a few photographs in advance of their fundraiser this weekend and Mazi workshops on the boat in … Continue reading

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Olympia aspirated

YT just returned from a round trip around Greece for MAZI-kickoff meetings. Starting out in Thessaloníki for a couple of days to acclimatise and explore the city on foot, caught the bus with Mark Gaved (Open University) south to Volos. … Continue reading

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reCirculate

Now as December starts there are several threads to lead us into 2016 that we have been discussing with friends and associates. The shaping up of Deptford Creek pilot for Mazi has already resulted in a series of encouraging exchanges … Continue reading

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Mazi mondays

Panayotis Antoniadis co-founder of Nethood has gathered a group of thinkers and network activists around the MAZI project. As part of this initiative, SPC have proposed to revisit the Creekside network in Deptford and help compose a Mazi toolkit. With … Continue reading

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