Courtesy of Art+Feminism
Want to help improve representation of women artists and practitioners on Wikipedia? Join our Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday 9 March—the day after International Women’s Day—at the offices of Asia Art Archive (AAA).
Following up on the previous two edit-a-thons on women in art and Asian exhibition histories, M+ and AAA present ‘Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia’. With the assistance of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, the event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women artists and makers in and from Asia. Books and research materials—as well as coffee, tea, and refreshments—will be provided.
A 2011 study found that just around 10 per cent of Wikipedia editors are women. Meanwhile, women are consistently underrepresented in the art world, including in Hong Kong. We aim to address this discrepancy.
Aligned with Art+Feminism—‘a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia’—this edit-a-thon 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.
9 March 2019 (Saturday)
Asia Art Archive A Space, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
The tutorial will be conducted in English, and there will be team members to assist with Cantonese-speaking participants.
Admission is free, but online registration is required. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here are a few easy steps to help you prepare for the edit-a-thon:
- Create a Wikipedia account.
- Enrol as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: womeninart)
- Bring ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia! We will provide books, articles, and other reference materials on the day, but please feel free to do your own research beforehand.
- Please click here for our editing tutorial on Wikipedia, here for Art+Feminism’s short instructional videos and PowerPoint presentations on how to start contributing to Wikipedia, here for ‘Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia’, here for ‘Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons’, and here to read about the gender bias on Wikipedia.
On the day of the edit-a-thon
The M+ and AAA teams will lead a thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session. The Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong will be there to assist us with technical questions.
Please bring your laptop, a power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, reference materials.
Snacks and beverages (including coffee and tea) will be provided during the event. Drinks and a light dinner will be served at the end.
Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The event will be cancelled or postponed when a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm warning is in force.
Special thanks to Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, Art+Feminism, Wikimedia Taiwan, and WikiWomen Taiwan for their support and advice.