2021 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon (AAA-A and NaPupila)
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, (see here for a list of suggested artists needing articles).
The day will kick-off at noon on Zoom with a talk by art historian and curator Michaela Blanc of NaPupila, a Brazilian curatorial collective that thinks critically about gender roles and power structures through the visual arts. In this presentation, Blanc will discuss NaPupila’s guiding principles and show how the collective uses the internet as a vehicle to create 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 is the seventh Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organized by AAA-A in collaboration with AAA in HK. In the last three years, over 150 participants have added or improved over 130 Wikipedia articles on artists and exhibitions in Asia. Click here to browse all of the articles that were added, edited, or translated by our participants in previous edit-a-thons from 2018 to 2020.
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!