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International Women’s Day: Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Join us to tackle the under-representation online of women designers and architects in this Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Following an introduction into editing articles on Wikipedia, this workshop will explore how online information can be improved on these visionary architects, designers, and others using the Design Museum’s library and online resources.
This event is run in collaboration with Part W - an action group of industry professionals who work in the design and built environment sector who are campaigning for gender equity. In 2019 Part W organised the Alternative List project: an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the many women whose significant contribution to design and architecture have been overlooked by the system of international design awards and prizes.
Drawing on this alternative list, this wiki-edit-a-thon invites participants to review and develop the digital profiles of women architects and designers who are missing online, or whose articles do not reflect their achievements. The workshop will begin with short presentations and discussion with Founder of Part W Zoë Berman and Professor Mel Dodd. Following this, participants will also have an introduction into editing articles on Wikipedia. The workshop itself runs from 10.30 – 13.00, however participants are welcome to continue editing at the museum for the rest of the day.
This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is inspired by and delivered in sisterhood with research-based advocacy organisation Parlour.
Free, but bookable
Note for participants
Please note participants will need to bring a laptop and charger to take part in this event.
Additional instructions will be communicated by email before Sunday 8 March.
WikiD is an international campaign of strategy, support, and action led by: Parlour, Architexx and N-ails.