Projects and Events



Survey : Digital Preservation of Cultural Assets

Does your work in arts and culture involve storing assets such as digital art objects or other digital cultural media? If so, we invite you to…

Fellowship Shortlist Exhibition

June 4July 31, 2024
The Fellowship Shortlist Exhibition features nine artists, each of whom offer a distinct way of considering relation to convention, everyday…
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Blockathon for Social Good Reception

July 23, 2023
Join us for a closing reception on Sunday July 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm for an awards presentation and to hear more about our work at the…
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Zasha Colah’s Fellowship Closing

May 4, 2023
Curator Zasha Colah is getting ready to close her Fellowship with 221A after the The Scorched Earthly exhibition opening at the Ar/Ge Kunst in…

Syrus Marcus Ware Fellowship Launch

March 16, 2023
221A invites you to meet Fellow Syrus Marcus Ware  at this live stream, where he will present his practice, activism and research.  Syrus is…

Livestream: Vancouver housing access dashboard launch

November 3, 2022
Join 221A and Center for Spatial Technologies (CST) founder and lead Maksym Rokmaniko on November 3rd, 9am PDT, for a livestream celebrating the…

2022 Annual General Meeting

July 9, 2022
Dear Member of 221A Artist Run Centre Society, We are excited to announce that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Society is set to…

Serenading Hearts

April 2, 2022
Celebrating the double launch of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice’s Annual Fundraiser & “No Pressure” Acupressure Path…

2021 Annual General Meeting

July 7, 2021
To: Members of 221A Artist Run Centre Society (221A); Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Society Act of British Columbia, that the 2021 Annual…
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Round Table: Social Tokens & Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

June 25, 2021
Organized with Daniel Keller of, the Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks research initiative hosts a round table on the development space…
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Live Stream: Recommoning Territory – Diversifying Housing Tenure with Platform Cooperatives

June 18, 2021
Maksym Rokmaniko of DOMA, a Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks partner and current 221A Fellow, will address their platform’s potential to inspire…
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Live Stream: The Valuation of Necessity – A Cosmological View of Our Technologies & Culture

June 4, 2021
This event hosted a conversation around a commissioned research paper by the artist and theorist Patricia Reed. “The Valuation of Necessity,”…
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Live Stream: Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks – Digital Strategy Launch

May 25, 2021
221A publishes its Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks (BACP) Digital Strategy Research Report. This study, two years in the making, is developed from…
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Infrastructure & the Back Loop: Christina Battle with Stephanie Wakefield

April 30, 2021
As part of Christina Battle’s Fellowship with 221A, titled Imagining New Systems of Exchange, we invite you to a talk by Stephanie Wakefield.…
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Introducing the 221A Fellows

January 22, 2021
221A invites you to meet its 2021 Fellows DOMA (Kiev/Paris), Christina Battle (Edmonton/Amiskwaciy Wâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀ…


July 15, 2020
To: Members of 221A Artist Run Centre Society (“221A”); Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Society Act of British Columbia, that the 2020…



Yee Project

221A is collaborating with the Yee Fung Toy Society to develop a community-based cultural hub in Chinatown. It will include low-income housing for…
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Christina Battle: Stolon Mesh Network

Stolon Mesh Network
Stolon Mesh is a community mesh network seeded by 221A that offers free wifi to users in Vancouver’s DTES & Chinatown, and beyond. Developed by…

The Node Library

2023 - ongoing
Web3, or the decentralized internet, is a mass coordination technology: users working together in the service of a common goal—cultural collectives,…

Zasha Colah: The Scorched-Earthly

The Scorched-Earthly
Focusing on practices of storytelling, poetry and weaving as forms of insurgency, Zasha Colah's fellowship investigates the infrastructures of…

Syrus Marcus Ware: No Future, No Cry

December 2022 - ongoing
Created and hosted by 221A Fellow Syrus Marcus Ware, No Future, No Cry is an original podcast series featuring new speculative fictions by leading…

Cultural Land Trust

2018 – ongoing
221A is supporting the research, planning and startup of an independent Cultural Land Trust (CLT).  The CLT is a model that provides a collective…

Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks

2019 – 2023
Project Flow Phase 1, Research – February 2019–March 2021 Phase 2, Development – May 2021–2023 Outcome: The Node Library Initiative Objectives…

Living Description

2021 - 2022
Living Description is an education initiative convened by artist Aislinn Thomas that conceptualizes access not as an accommodation, but as a…

Publication: Imagining new systems of exchange

February 2022
This publication documents a number of the conversations that took place across Christina Battle's research fellowship with the aim of finding and…

x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》 Community Pollinators Program

The Community Pollinators Program is a long-term education initiative supporting and celebrating the ongoing stewardship of the x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓…

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221A is pleased to support the Tkaronto chapter of The Architecture Lobby’s This crowd-sourced project locates tangible spaces and…
Vancouver housing accessibility heatmap and dashboard


2020 – 2022
DOMA is a nonprofit organization that is developing a distributed housing platform intended to bring renters towards ownership structures through the…