Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2015 at the Fleet Library
When and Where
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:15 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library 2437, 15 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon focusing on visual artists of the African Diaspora from 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Rhode Island School of Design's Fleet Library, 2437, 15 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903. A training session will be held at the beginning, and help is available throughout the event.
Bring your laptop and bring a friend. The more, the merrier! Snacks provided.
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) Wikimedia edit-a-thon at RISD will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to visual artists of the African Diaspora. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.
All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon.
The Black Lunch Table (BLT), an official Wikimedia Movement Affiliate, is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine (Fishantena (talk)) and Heather Hart (Heathart (talk)) which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 14 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.
Although our project focuses on visual artists of the African Diaspora, you are welcomed to edit whatever you want. Please add an article below that you think we should focus on. These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!
Providence-based / RISD-affiliated visual artists of the African diaspora
These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!