During Mozfest, on Saturday we will be hosting a space with program and an ongoing exhibition all day long. The exhibition will continue on Sunday as well. Here’s a snapshot of the programming. More details on the Mozfest schedule.

ThingsCon: Responsible IoT for Consumer Rights Orgs

Saturday, 11:15 – 12:15

Hosted by Peter Bihr (ThingsCon)

The ThingsCon community fosters the creation of a human-centric and responsible Internet of Things (IoT). We want to support consumer rights organizations like EFF and Consumer Reports in this area. Help us draft materials that can help these organizations navigate the challenges surrounding IoT.

After a quick intro to the state of affairs in consumer rights and IoT, we’ll have a group discussion of the major pitfalls and opportunities for consumer rights groups in that area.

We hope to get a better understanding how the ThingsCon network can be more helpful for consumer rights organizations by providing background material and other input.

Participants: Consumer rights activists, IoT people, technologists, activists.


Saturday, 12:30-13:30

Hosted by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Designswarm, The Good Home)

Build flags that are a mashup of where attendees come from, showing that ‘home’, place of birth and origins aren’t the same thing.

We’ll be making new fiction flags that represent our current homes from paper.

Outcome: A beautiful collection of flags to be exhibited throughout the weekend. You can pick up your flag on Sunday afternoon to take home!

Participants: Designers, kids (old enough to handle scissors).

Framing migration

Saturday 14:00-15:00

Hosted by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Designswarm, The Good Home)

Interview (in person or via Skype) about art & migration (artists TBA). How does migration and Brexit shape art, how can art explore complex issues like migration and Brexit? An inspiring conversation and deeper understanding of the interplay of art & migration.

Participants: This is for anyone with an interest in art and/or politics and migration.

Motherland objects / Tea time

Saturday 15:15-16:15

Hosted by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Designswarm, The Good Home)

Talk about families in a global sense and discuss objects we take with us, rituals we carry with us from the ‘mother land’ how we take home away from home. Draw those objects, make a paper quilt out of it that we exhibit throughout the weekend.

Outcome: A beautiful paper quilt that will be exhibited throughout the weekend.

Participants: This is for anyone interested in global migration, a connected to home, and how objects carry and shape what “home” means for us.

Closing drinks & exhibition

Saturday 17:30-18:00 (before, 16:30-17:30 setup of the exhibition)

Hosted by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino & Peter Bihr

Exhibition opening of all the things made throughout the day at the Good Home space. We’ll give a little introduction to the Good Home and the exhibitions on display and close the day with some drinks.

Participants: Anyone interested in better living in the 21 century, connected homes, migratory living, technologists, designers.