2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon:
worldwide and online

2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon:
worldwide and online

Art + Feminism

Photo: Benoît Prieur. Wikimedia Commons.
February 29, 2016
2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: worldwide and online

March, 2016


Join Art+Feminism for its third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an all-day event designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The central node event will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at The Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street, on March 5, 2016 from from 10am to 5pm with 125 nodes on all six inhabited continents. Like most events, MoMA will feature tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments.

The day will launch at 10am with a live-streamed conversation on contemporary feminisms and digital culture with writer Orit Gat, artist and activist Reina Gossett, and New York Times technology columnist Jenna Wortham, moderated by Fiona Romeo, MoMA’s Director of Digital Content and Strategy. Continuing this discussion, afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused conversations about related issues, including intellectual property, notability, the categorization of changing identities and LGBTQ visibility on Wikipedia.

Node edit-a-thons are planned for the month of March at over 125 venues across every inhabited continent, including:

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana / Gus Fisher Gallery, The University of Auckland, New Zealand / Kaskadenkondensator, Basel / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts / Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa / School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh / SCAD Hong Kong / The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas / Cornell University, Ithaca, New York / Baexong Arts Kyoto, Japan / Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru / Kunsthaus Hafenstraße, Linz, Austria / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London / Tate Britain, London / Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (UNAM), Alumnos 47, and Centro de Cultura Digital Estela de Luz, Mexico City / Canadian Women Art History Initiative, Concordia University, Montréal / Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut  / Archives Nationales, Paris / Philadelphia Museum of Art / Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / Yale Union, Portland, Oregon / Rhode Island School of Design, Providence / California College of the Arts, San Francisco / Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia / Hallwylska museet, Stockholm / Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto / Bibliothèque diocésaine de Tunis, Tunisia / Biblioteca Municipal Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas, Valencia, Spain / Emily Carr University of Art and Design, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Western Front, Vancouver / National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

The complete list of venues can be found on the Art+Feminism meet up page.

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants joined Art+Feminism’s second annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and more than 75 satellite events around the world, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia—including articles about female artists, feminist artistic movements, and feminist scholarship. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2014, the organizers were named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 2014 Leading Global Thinkers.

The 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art+Feminism, led by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg, in collaboration with Stacey Allan, Amber Berson, Richard Knipel, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) and The Museum of Modern Art, with support from Tekserve, Wikimedia NYC and the Wikimedia Foundation.



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