Edit-a-thon

Women in Architecture and Design

March 14th, 2023 3:00pm - 7:00pm CET

April 18th, 2023 3:00pm - 7:00pm CET

Stockholm, Sweden
ArkDes & Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska
Help to add more women to the world’s most frequently used online encyclopaedia – Wikipedia! Stockholm Museum of Women’s History, ArkDes and Wikimedia Sweden invite you to two edit-a-thons this spring.

There’s a vast gender equality gap on Wikipedia. Roughly four times as many articles are about men than women. Men write around 90 % of the articles. One in ten named architects is a woman. We want to change this – together with you! Our edit-a-thons are an opportunity to help improve Wikipedia’s content, with extra focus on women and architecture. No previous experience is required. At the ArkDes library, you will be given access to the source material and be able to meet knowledgeable experts. We will also help you create a Wikipedia user account if needed. No registration is necessary, but you can register on the Swedish language wikipedia event page or in the Facebook event if you want to.

For several years, ArkDes has actively been looking for creators who, for one reason or another, are not included in the historical records. A large proportion of these people are women. During each edit-a-thon there will be a short presentation of works of architecture and/or design in the ArkDes Collections created by women.