Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – December 2021

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Art+Feminism. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 – 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Artexte, 2 Sainte-Catherine Street east, Montreal, QC – Room 301

Artexte will once again renew its commitment to the Art+Feminism mission on Saturday, December 11! Join us at Artexte*, for another Wikipedia edit-a-thon aimed at representing the work of artists, authors and cultural workers from underrepresented groups on Wikipedia, including women, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), as well as members of the LGBTQIA2+ communities.

For this edit-a-thon, we invite you to draw inspiration from Artexte’s current hybrid exhibition, Blackity, curated by Dr. Joana Joachim, which delineates the trajectory of contemporary Black Canadian art through the traces left by these same artists, curators and professionals within Artexte’s vast collection.

To celebrate the return of a community-based event within our spaces, DJ Glowzi will contribute to our momentum with her editing-friendly sonic explorations during the edit-a-thon! Not able to be with us at Artexte? No problem! Join us virtually and live on Montez Press Radio (NY) for a rhythmic hour punctuated by occasional interventions to make you feel like you were there (time to be confirmed, in English only)!

In order to assist participating editors in finding reliable information sources, drafting and making improvements to Wikipedia pages, Artexte’s librarians will offer training in French and in English. Inspired by the documentation exhibited in Blackity, a selection of files on BIPOC artists who have shaped the contemporary art landscape will be available to the editors, in order to create, translate and/or improve their Wikipedia pages.

Whether you are a Wikipedia buff or a neophyte, you are invited to contribute to take part in this edit-a-thon’s mission, which constitute a great international effort to correct persistent biases of inequality and under-representation in this free encyclopedia with respect to women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ artists.

Contribute: sign in on our event dashboard

Schedule:

  • 12:30 to 1:00 pm: guided tour of “Créer à rebours vers l’exposition : le cas d’Art et féminisme” with the curators, Geneviève Marcil and Valerie Morin at VOX (espace 401);
  • 1:00 pm: guided tour of Blackity with Mojeanne Behzadi – Curator, Research and Programming at Artexte;
  • 1:30 pm: initial training for people with no prior experience editing Wikipedia articles with Hélène Brousseau – Librarian, Digital Collection at Artexte (in French, offered in English if needed);
  • 2:00 to 6:00 pm: edit-a-thon;
  • 6:00 pm: conclusion of the edit-a-thon.

On-site – no reservation: To provide a safe experience during this event, vaccination passport is required and a limited number of seated workspaces will be available.

Do not forget to bring your own laptop (BYOL)! Charging stations will be accessible at all times.

This event is open to all at Artexte and live on Montez Press Radio (more details to be announced, in English only)

Accessibility designation: Accessible

More information about this event HERE
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For more information contact us at eartexte@artexte.ca

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We would like to thank the Wikimedia Foundation for their generous support.

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Image credits:
Image: Artexte, 2021
Thumbnail: Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf for Artexte, 2019