Edit-a-thon

2021 Asia Art Archive in America Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

March 13th, 2021
New York, Online
12:00pm — 5:00pm EST
Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila
Wikipedia editing tutorial book open in front of a laptop screen showing Wikipedia

Want to help improve representation of women and non-binary artists and practitioners on Wikipedia? Join our fourth annual (and first virtual) Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 13 from 12-5pm EST!

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, this event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists, particularly those in and from Asia.

The day will kick-off at noon with a talk by art historian and curator Michaela Blanc of NaPupila, on her experience with this curatorial collective in Brazil, exploring their guiding principles, and showing how they aim to move from the margins to the center of visual arts by using the internet as a vehicle to produce feminist communities. She will also highlight their work on a series of Art+Feminism events, emphasizing that through an intersectional approach in curatorial practice, we can face and dismantle the colonial gaze. Following this presentation, members of the AAA-A team will lead an Introduction to Editing Wikipedia training session for new editors.

This edit-a-thon is aligned with Art+Feminism — “a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia” — and is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms. No prior Wikipedia editing experience is required to participate!