MAZI Workshop: Tools for Urban Activism

Within the activities of the EU Project MAZI*: A DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness, INURA Zurich Institut and NetHood invite the INURA conference participants in Bucharest to the MAZI Workshop.

Saturday September 3, 2016

12.00-13.30 Opening Lunch

Venue: Terrace of “Cercul Militar National”
1-3 Constantin Mille Street, 010141 Bucharest


Venue: University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”
18-20 Academiei Street, 010700 Bucharest
1st Floor, Seminar Room next to Sala Frescelor


13.45-14.00 Introduction to the MAZI project*, by Ileana Apostol, Panayotis Antoniadis, and Andreas Unteidig

14.00-14.30 MAZI Pilot Studies, by

14.30-16.30 Panel discussion on different forms of urban activism with:

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-18.00 Parallel Workshops Part 1
Major challenges and needs of activists

18.00-19.30 Parallel Workshops Part 2
How technology and especially DIY networking can support urban activism

19.30-20.00 Workshops Debriefing

20.00-22.00 Roundtable Discussion and Dinner

+ during the INURA retreat, James Stevens, SPC, London, will present the Deptford pilot study and offer a hands-on workshop on how to customize and deploy a MAZI zone using the MAZI toolkit (a set of ready-to-use Raspberry Pis will be offered to those activists that would like to use them in their future actions)


* MAZI (meaning “together” in Greek) is a EU Horizon 2020 project, which develops DIY networking technology that enable citizens to promote collective awareness, self-organization and sustainable urban life, and to claim the right to the hybrid city, around four concrete pilot studies, of direct interest to the INURA network:

In addition to sharing our experiences from these pilot studies, the goal of the MAZI workshop is to introduce DIY ICT technologies to participants in the INURA conference, and to explore ways of enabling urban activists to pursue their objectives with the support of such technologies.