Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
is an annual worldwide project, this year in its 6th edition, aimed at responding proactively to the problem of gender representation on Wikipedia
, focusing mainly on artistic topics.
The digitalization of knowledge has contributed to the democratization of knowledge, which is freely accessible everywhere and by everyone. Being a collaborative platform, Wikipedia is close to social dynamics and amplifies their positive and negative characteristics. Just like many other sectors, the knowledge and information field suffers from a strong gender gap: only 10% of editors on Wikipedia are women, and for this reason many contents are distorted due to the lack of female contribution.
For this reason, since 2014, during the month of March, art institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate in London and the African Women Development Fund in Ghana organize writing marathons on Wikipedia. The goal is to encourage female participation, contribute to a fairer representation of topics related to women, feminism and art and support the creation of a more inclusive knowledge.
Last year more than 275 events were organized, for a total of 22,000 articles created or improved. Join us on March 30: we will explain how editing on Wikipedia works and we will help you create a profile so that you can continue to make your contributions!
Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about editing Wikipedia, regardless of experience, gender, or background, is welcome to attend.
Photo Credits © The Royal Armoury and Skokloster Castle with the Hallwyl Museum Foundation