Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2021 with NaPupila
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Online via Zoom
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 Asia Art Archive’s 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!
1. If you don’t already have one, create a Wikipedia account.
2. Enroll as an editor on our Event Dashboard (passcode: AAAinA)
3. Bring ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. If you are looking for inspiration, check out our list of suggested articles for creation or improvement.
On the Day of the Edit-a-thon:
11:45 a.m. – Zoom Meeting begins and Wikipedia Account Creation/registration help
12:00 p.m. – Kickoff talk by Michaela Blanc of NaPupila
1:00 p.m. – Wikipedia editing training session led by the AAA-A team
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Open editing for all participants
4:30 p.m. – Group sharing session back on Zoom
Please bring ideas for entries that need updating or creation, and if you want to prepare beforehand, reference materials. Representatives from the Wikimedia NYC chapter will be there to assist us with technical questions. Further information, instructional guides, and topic suggestions are on our Event Dashboard.
Michaela Blanc is the co-founder of NaPupila, a Brazilian curatorial collective that thinks critically about gender roles and power structures through the visual arts in Brazil. Currently, she is the Curatorial Fellow at the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), in Boston, and a MA candidate in Museum Education at Tufts University. She is part of the Future Education Leaders Network (2020-2021) at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, in Boston. Along with NaPupila, she co-teaches the course A Pergunta Feminista nasArtes Visuais (The Feminist Question in the Visual Arts) at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage, in Rio. In the past two years, the collective has been presenting several Art+Feminism events, welcoming dozens of new female-identified Wikipedia editors, who created and edited over a thousand entries. Previously, Michaela worked for two years at MIT Museum as a Visitor Services Assistant; and as a Curatorial Intern at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. In Brazil, she worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR); and worked as a Research Intern at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Image: Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020, A Space, Asia Art Archive, 7 March 2020. Photo: Winnie Yeung@iMAGE28. Courtesy of M+.