Workshop: Wikipedia edit-a-thon
9–10 March 2018
Introduction: 8 March 2018, 19:00–21:00
‘Wikipedia lacks representation on womxn both in content and in contributors (less than 10% of its editors are womxn) – unacceptable! Art+Feminism sets out to change this with a campaign to improve coverage of womxn, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia through a series of edit-a-thons that are organised in community centers, cafes and art spaces worldwide.’
In an effort to support this campaign, School in Common has arranged a three-day editing marathon in collaboration with Index, where participants will engage in some good old smashing of the patriarchy.
March 8th 19:00-21:00
Introductory workshop for all uninitiated Wikipedia editors led by Carlota Mir. She will show the basics of working with wikipedia; how to create content, edit and improve articles. Prior to the workshop make sure to create a Wikipedia account – it’s free and easy.
March 9th and 10th 12:00-20:00
A two-day edit-a-thon where we will communally update, edit, translate and create content for Wikipedia. We will provide a friendly working space, with snacks, inspiring readings, drinks and support. Drop in welcome.
Notes from School in Common
We encourage you to think about what you want to edit – for example, any articles related to art, feminism, gender studies or LGBTQIA issues would be a good place to start and let us know in advance on , we’ll make sure to provide research and reference material for you to work with.
School in Common is a nomadic, self-organised platform for discussing, learning and being in common. Combining ideas from critical pedagogy with the core values of commoning, it sets out to create an environment for collaboration, mutual recognition and support.
Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.
Index Learning Program actively engages with and reflects upon the role of learning within contemporary art today. Using the questions, premises, promises and contradictions of contemporary art and artists as a starting point, the program focuses on developing curiosity, dialogue, meaningful exchange with reflective and open-ended outcomes. During 2018 the learning program is the major focus of Index’ program.
The event is free and open to everyone, please bring your laptop and a charger.
This event is organised by School in Common in collaboration with Art+Feminism and Index Learning Program.
For further information contact Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Curator of Learning,