Image: Natsuyuki Nakanishi Atelier at Bigakkō, 1969. Courtesy of Jun Morinaga.
Students at Bigakkō art school in 1969.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

Wikipedia Asian Month: Edit-a-thon on Art Schools with PoNJA-GenKon

November 20, 2021
Online Via Zoom

AAA in A presented our fourth annual Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon, which gathers participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles, in 2021 on art academies and alternative art schools in Asia. This workshop draws on AAA’s growing body of resources about the role of academic and alternative pedagogy in the development of modern and contemporary art in Asia.

Organized with PoNJA-GenKon and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, and aligned with Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, which addresses the underrepresentation of articles about Asia on Wikipedia, this event is part of our ongoing effort to contribute to the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms.

The Edit-a-thon began with short presentations by Thomas Vauthier, Keenan Jay, and Liam Otero, current Fellows in our 2021 PoNJA Wikipedia Initiative (PWI), on their research into post-war Japanese art and their experience contributing to Wikipedia on this topic over the last year. After hearing from the Fellows, there was a general Wikipedia editing tutorial led by the AAA-A team, followed by open editing with technical support throughout the afternoon.

Click here to learn more about articles that were newly added, edited, or translated by our participants in all past AAA/AAA-A edit-a-thons

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Logo

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.