V6A co//ab


Andi Argast (applied researcher) is a strategist, researcher and facilitator. Her current work weaves together the disparate threads of art, culture, data, and decentralized technologies. Andi has applied her design, strategy, and insight experience at Girl Guides of Canada, the Framework Foundation, and a variety of arts organizations. She believes that digital and data literacy are key to an engaged and functioning society, and was a core member of the Toronto Node of the Open Data Institute. She is a member of Hypha Worker Co-operative.

Nick Houde (applied researcher) is an independent researcher curious about how technology shapes the way people engage with urban, economic, and geopolitical structures. His recent work includes an ethnographic study of labor in DAOs with Other Internet, researching and curating for the Technosphere and Anthropocene projects at HKW in Berlin, and a number of teaching posts at various universities in Europe. // nickhoude.xyz

Dana Salama (applied researcher) is an architectural designer and researcher interested in cultural heritage, spatial politics, and codesign - with a particular interest in care-based methodologies in land-based practice. She is currently building *countermap, a non-profit and collaborative platform exploring relationships between heritage and hegemony. As an educator Dana has held several positions in universities and alternative schools. // danasalama.info

Kate Sassoon has over 20 years of experience in member-and-mission-driven organizations. Kate is a lifelong co-operative advocate, and is devoted to creating efficient and ethical processes for high-impact collaboration. Kate is also the Founder and Principal at Sassy Facilitation — supporting cooperative communication. // sassycooperates.org

Samuel  Young is a researcher hoping to better characterise systemic risk in complex systems with a focus on methodologies that can be incorporated between disciplines. He has a background in astrophysics and most recently co-authored work on a new approach to knowledge management systems with the Cognitive Security and Education Forum (COGSEC.org). // Sam Young - LinkedIn

Rithikha Rajamohan is a civic technologist and founder of V6A Labs, an applied consultancy that researches, prototypes and builds civic infrastructure, leveraging distributed systems and strategic foresight to develop adaptive solutions for an increasingly complex world. She comes to this work with a love for the interstices and has a background in urban planning and geospatial data analysis. // rithikha.com