DOMA is a nonprofit organization that is developing a distributed housing platform intended to bring renters towards ownership structures through the digital token economy, by creating a network of properties across several cities. DOMA leverages the principles of the new token economy to support a model of networked home ownership and it enables a fairer distribution of value for urban living.
- Maksym Rokmaniko is an architect, designer, and entrepreneur. His research and design work explores new forms of urban living enabled by emerging technologies. He is the founder of the architectural practice Anarchitects (Kiev), a partner at The Center for Spatial Technologies (Kiev) and the project lead at DOMA (Paris/Kiev), a networked-ownership housing platform for the token economy.
- Francesco Sebregondi is a partner of DOMA, an architect and a researcher, whose work explores the intersections of violence, technology, and the urban condition. Since 2011 he is a Research Fellow at the award-winning practice Forensic Architecture, former Research Coordinator of the project (2013-2015), and co-editor of its first collective publication “Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth” (Sternberg Press, 2014). Since 2015, he’s a CHASE-funded PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London, where his research examines the architecture of the Gaza blockade. In 2017, he was a participant in The New Normal speculative design programme at Strelka Institute in Moscow. Since 2017, he is also a Research Fellow at UCL’s Centre for Blockchain Technology. Francesco’s writings have been published in journals such as the Architectural Review, Volume, Footprint, the Avery Review, or City. He has taught a design studio at the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art (2013-2015). He lives and works between Paris and London.
- Olesia Kovalenko is an architect based in Kyiv, where she has worked in real estate development as a managing director at SunDevelopment. Her work is directed towards exploring new ways of urban production, redistribution, and management. She is a partner at the Center or Spatial Technologies and former resident of the Strelka Institute, Moscow. Olesia holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Architecture from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture.
- Francis Tseng is a designer and software engineer working in simulation, machine learning, and games. In the past he was a designer at IDEO, an OpenNews fellow at the Coral Project (New York Times/Washington Post), a Researcher-in-Residence at NEW INC, adjunct professor at the New School, and was the co-publisher of The New Inquiry. While at The New Inquiry, Francis developed projects such as White Collar Crime Risk Zones and Bail Bloc, a well-known cryptocurrency scheme that raises funds against immigrant detention in the U.S. Presently he is working on economic and transit demand simulations for the Institute of Applied Economic Research, and is a Lead Independent Researcher at the Jain Family Institute.
- DOMA, a nonprofit organization, proposes a smart-contract based community housing system in order to produce more equitable conditions for the urban precariat. DOMA is a platform for networked home ownership and distributed well-being. Operating as a non-profit community development corporation, DOMA continually accumulates existing housing in city centers that provide a positive correlation between the purchase price and rental rate. DOMA was incubated at Moscow’s Strelka Institute through its post-graduate research program, The New Normal, directed by Benjamin Bratton.
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, and the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
221A acknowledges that the area called Vancouver is within the unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. 221A recognizes that the colony of British Columbia was created through organized dispossession and colonial violence. 221A seeks to shift its organizational practices to work together with Indigenous people to end ongoing violence, dispossession and displacement.