Brian McBay is the Co-founder and Executive Director of 221A, a non-profit organization that focuses on the research and development of social, cultural and ecological infrastructure. Under his direction, the society presents an experimental and wide-ranging art program with artists, designers and curators that work towards utopian ambitions of restructuring society in response to climate change, urban redevelopment, colonialism and changes brought on by digital technologies. During his tenure, the society opened Pollyanna Library, a research infrastructure and public space for talks and events, and Semi-Public, an outdoor public art space as well as two multi-tenant cultural facilities at 222 E Georgia Street and 1654 Franklin Street. He has sat on numerous boards of community organizations and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Arts and Culture Policy Council at the City of Vancouver.
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