artogo

Vancouver

artogo

An interactive and self-guided iOS app that delivers the first ever digital art gallery experience providing NFT art, cultural storytelling, and a location-based travel guide to small but mighty local business patronage. We work to connect local businesses in search of engagement with local artists in need of amplification and community members yearning for a virtual adventure in their own neighbourhoods.

School:

SFU

Department:

Beedie School of Business

Course:

Civic Innovation Change Lab

Instructors:

  • Tamara Connell
  • Timothy Ames

City of Vancouver:

  • Marga Pacis
  • Leslie Ng

Student Team:

  • Jocelyn Wong
  • Wilson Wan
  • Laurenthia Widjaja
  • Zoya Nari

Strategy:

  • Climate Emergency Action Plan

Term:

Spring 2021

Summary

We believe that every small business has a compelling story to share. From this idea, artogo was birthed. Our business artogo provides an interactive and self-guided iOS app that delivers the first ever digital art gallery experience providing NFT art, cultural storytelling, and a location-based travel guide to small but mighty local business patronage.

We created artogo to increase engagement between: small businesses wanting to adapt to new times, up-and-coming local artists looking for amplification, and community members in search of something interesting to do in their area. Our business encourages a more walkable and complete neighbourhood in alignment with the City of Vancouver’s 2030 Climate Emergency Action Plan, as small businesses will likely be the hardest hit and most early affected by climate change in our city. Our business addresses this potential reality by creating a service that combats the need for car use and promotes walkability, while also promoting more local business patronage and encourages storytelling through the form of a new and innovative style of art.

Through this project we’ve learnt that groups aren’t necessarily lacking a willingness to engage. It’s more so that they’re seeking resources to make it happen. As artogo’s popularity increases, more patrons will immerse themselves in a culturally rich adventure and recognize the small businesses that build their neighbourhoods.