Madeleine Thien grew up in Vancouver (you can read about her experiences in V6A) and is back in town as Simon Fraser University’s Writer in Residence. She is engaging with the city in a fascinating way already. Her novel Dogs at the Perimeter sparked this dreamlike website and it seems to have inspired this intriguing collaborative online project: On Hastings Street, part of Vancouver of the Mind.
She writes on Facebook:
As writer in residence at SFU, I’m making this: http://vancouver-of-the-mind.tumblr.com/ To date, images, words + 250 questionnaires. Collaborations so welcome. Also, if anyone with ties to Vancouver (define those ties as freely as you wish) would like to answer my somewhat whimsical questionnaire (a spin-off on the 99 questions of Ai Weiwei’s Fairytale Project), please do. Truly, a thousand thanks. Questionnaire is here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/6evgpzql82qnb6z/Questionnaire.pdf