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Creeknet XF Symposium #2

21/06/2017 @ 10:00 - 19:00

You are invited to the second of two days public meet ups and workshops to exchange ideas and explore the DIY networks of Deptford Creek. We welcome MAZI partners from around Europe to meet friends and contributors in SE8 and beyond. Creeknet is one of four MAZI pilots, helping people face local challenges together, supporting network development, sharing resources and promoting sustainability.

MAZI is developing a toolkit for building DIY community networks. Join us in the ‘Knowledge Cafe’ at the Stephen Lawrence Centre to review the range of work in progress and play with the tools, exchange ideas and share experiences with its contributors and developers. Enjoy the natural beauty of Brookmill Park and join us there for a picnic and performances. Install the Creeknet guide to the historical, ecological, social and environmental conditions and take the Anchorhold trail along the length of the tidal creek through Brookmill Park and bridges to the creek mouth at the Thames.

The Stephen Lawrence Centre. 39, Brookmill Road. London SE8 4HU

10:00-10:15 | Welcome to the ‘knowledge cafe’ inside the Stephen Lawrence Centre to hear more about Creeknet, the MAZI project and what it is trying to achieve.

10:15-11:15 | MAZI Zone : Find out about what the different MAZI pilots are doing in Deptford, Berlin, Zurich, and Kokkinopilos ; how they are engaging with local communities and contributing to the MAZI toolkit.

11:15-11:30 | coffee and pastries

11:30-13:00 | Hands-on MAZI toolkit session : Find out about the MAZI toolkit development, have a play with, learn about where it is being used and how to set up and operate a zone of your own.

Lunch will be available

Venue: Stephen Lawrence Centre / Brookmill Park

14:00-15:30 : Connecting the Creek: The many boats on Deptford Creek at the Theatre Arm of the creek are on the front line of development disruption as property speculation narrows in on their world – Hear about the boats, bridges and the bees.

OWN is the open wireless network that interlinked a wide area of Deptford but which in more recent years has dwindled to an after glow along the creek. Now fresh mesh installations along the Anchorhold trail, once again present network connections and renewed focus on local resources and services. Find out more about this network and the how you can use the Creeknet app.

15:30-17:00 : Brookmill Park, picnic, performance, ducks and bats. Water birds, some rare and delicate, others familiar and more resistant to changing conditions populate the park. Meet Redstart Arts, operating a small studio for their artists in the park rangers hut adjacent to the pond. Local wildlife features in their painting.

17:00-19:00 : Explore the Anchorhold trail along the length of the tidal creek through Brookmill Park and over bridges to the creek mouth by the Thames.

To help us facilitate this event please REGISTER for catering and attendance.


10:00 - 19:00
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Stephen Lawrence Centre
39 Brookmill Road
London, SE8 4HU United Kingdom
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