Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2023: A Collective Investigation

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2023: A Collective Investigation

Saturday, March 4, 2023

1 – 3 PM PST

Register HERE.

We are starting this year with another Collective Investigation, inviting you to examine the contents of Centre A’s reading room while taking part in a literary game. Participants are encouraged to bring a personal question, or be guided by our list of research questions on Iranian artists. This is a chance to have thoughtful conversations, share with each other our learning and interests, and get familiar with Centre A’s library collection. 

Originally designed by American artist Matthew Bakkom, Collective Investigation is a method for mapping an archive through a relational process. As participants explore Centre A’s library, they will be given numbered index markers to place beside a page from a book that offers insight into their question. The books are then lined up in the order of the index markers they contain. As their markers emerge from the pile, each participant will present their findings, taking turns to construct a narrative – similar to a game of exquisite corpse. Discussion may ensue as relevant or recurring themes and patterns surface with each presentation. Prepare to have fun and be surprised!


Due to Sun Wah Centre’s security measures, please locate the security guard posted at the front gate to be let into the building. Otherwise, please call Centre A at (604) 683-8326 during the event hours.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected].

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.