[Battlemesh] Updates - Mesh is in the air <3 #ffwcw18 #wbmv11

panayotis antoniadis panayotis at nethood.org
Sun Mar 25 18:56:04 CEST 2018

Dear all,

A quick question regarding a workshop titled "the right to the hybrid
city", which I would like to organize in Berlin at some point in the
context of the netCommons project, http://netcommons.eu, and for which
the battle of the mesh seems a great opportunity.

The "vision" is to bring together digital and urban activists to share
experiences, challenges, tactics, and develop coalitions and common
strategies for claiming our rights to the city and the Internet (or what
we call the "hybrid city" [1]).

In practice, I was thinking to organize a 2-3 hour session framed as a
"get to know each other" roundtable half of which would take place in
C-base and the other half in Prinzessinnengarten. This is an urban
garden in the center of Berlin, 10min walk of C-base, whose wooden
structure "Laube" is a meeting place for many local urban activists like
the Neighbourhood Academy [2] or the Stadt von Unten [3].

If you think that such a workshop could fit the schedule of the battle
of the mesh (I was thinking that perhaps the last Sunday that is often
of "low energy" might be a good moment), I could go ahead and try to
organize it. Otherwise, I could wait for another moment.

Related to this, I am the coordinator of the "Social Impact" working
group (WG) of the CNSIG, http://cnsig.info, and the "right to the hybrid
city" workshop could be the basis for presenting (part of) the work of
this CNSIG WG. Depending on the interest from "your" side, I could
explore this option as well with the rest of the WG. That is, to
organize a workshop of the Social Impact WG which could include more or
less this "urban" dimension.

In any case, see you in Berlin!


[1] http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1092/
[2] http://www.nachbarschaftsakademie.org/en/about/ (we work together in
the context of the MAZI project: http://mazizone.eu). See also:
[3] https://stadtvonunten.de/ (meaning "The city from below" or
something like this)

On 22.03.2018 10:03, Monic Meisel wrote:
> Dear wireless networks activists,
> we constantly update the wiki with new information regarding our next
> community event. The organizers will have a mumble at wednesday 28th
> of march again. In case you have any questions, please let us know
> upfront! Please find little status report from our side:
> ==============
> We actually have sent out the call for endorsements and wait for your
> feedback latest by end of March, so we can start the poster layout and
> put them on the webpage.
> We are still looking for hardware support for the testbed. We hope
> that attendants can bring like the last years stuff, in terms of
> organizing this, we set up this page. You should be able to edit it
> without registration to the wiki:
> https://www.wireless-meshup.org/doku.php/contribution 
> ===================
> You have the chance to decide on the colour of the shirts. We decided
> for eco-cotton, fair trade Earthpositve Shirts:
> https://www.ods-textildruck.de/index.php/textilien/t-shirts/153
> We need you to vote now until the end of the week
> here: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/6pgwvggy/ 
> ====================
> Thanks to our sponsors we are happy to provide some travel
> scholarships that are given not only but prefered to people not living
> in Europe to enable members of wireless communities to attend the event.
> 1) Please apply for the travel scholarships by sending in a link with
> a 2-3 minutes video that answers the questions below until 7th of
> April to organizers at wireless-meshup.org
> <mailto:organizers at wireless-meshup.org>
> We would like to ask you to describe your situation and contribution
> in short:
>   * Who are you, where are you from?
>   * Why would you like to attend Wireless Mesh-up? 
>   * What impact in your local environment do you expect from your
>     participation?
>   * What would your contribution/talk/session be about?
>   * How much would the flight cost?
>   * Do you need an invitation to get visa?
> 2) A jurycomposed by mentors and local Freifunk team decides on the
> best applications until 15th April.
> 3) Easiest way for Förderverein freie Netzwerke is, if you could pay
> upfront and provide us with the invoices with your name on it. But we
> can figure out together, how to deal with this in detail as it happens.
> CALL FOR TALKS & CNSIG Participation
> ===============================
> txt.file will support us with the schedule and will send the call out
> soon, thanks upfront for helping!
> - I hope to get people from the http://cnsig.info/to learn more about
> it and to run workshop(s) regarding the working groups? If anyone
> involved in this is on the list, please let me know to figure out, how
> we can provide a session on this :)
> - Plus members of the RRS Expert Group have already agreed to meet
> with us! 
> http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3413
> So there will be a session on radio directive with first hand
> information on the EU process together with Sebastian Raible
> http://raible.org/
> - Please register for Elektras Open Freifunk MPPT Solder Workshop
> here: https://www.wireless-meshup.org/doku.php/solderworkshop
> =========
> Dependent on the budget of the ISOC Funding, we hope to be able to
> cover the dinner catering fully. Breakfast is included in the hotel
> deal and we start at 11.00 am each day. Around the c-base there are
> also several options to grab something in between, if needed.
> Wednesday evening we will also have a pleasure trip to Holzmarkt
> cooperative, please register here by editing the wiki without
> registration and put your name in the list: 
> Beverages can be bought at the locations at affordable prices or
> brought with you. 
> ============
> Also without wiki registration please put yourself here, if you are
> coming and provide us your meal preferences and t-shirt size.
> The first social event and workshop is also fixed and in the
> timetable, so please register yourself there as well :) 
> Aaaand please don’t forget to retweet @freifunk and @battlemesh! 
> Thanks from the Orga Team
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