Wikipedia:Meetup/Brussels/ArtAndFeminism 2015

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Identity for the 2015 Brussels Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, made with Scribus and OSP’s font BELGIKA 8th
  • Language: English, French, Dutch
  • Cost: Free
  • Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of March, 13:00-18:00
  • Co-organized by: Loraine Furter and F/LAT
  • Venue: Vaartstraat 45 Rue du Canal, Brussels
  • Participants: Open to anyone interested in this experience: beginners welcome! débutant(e)s bienvenu(e)s! beginners welkom! Experienced Wikipedia editors will be present and will share their knowledge in editing Wikipedia.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light lunch and drinks will be provided, as well as childcare.
  • A temporary Art+Feminism Library will be set up by the participants who are invited to bring their books and digital documents to feed the edit-a-thon!


Identity for the 2015 Brussels Art+Feminism edit-a-thon + temporary library, made with Scribus and OSP’s font BELGIKA 8th

Program

Saturday 07.03

13:00

  • presentation of F/LAT and Free/Libre and Open Source
  • presentation of Wikimedia & Wikipedia (project, structure, ...)
  • the gender gap on wikipedia

14:00

  • intro on editing Wikipedia (creation of a user account and first steps)

17:00

  • discussion on and around Wikipedia as a specific object: the notion of Encyclopedia, the notion of community (and the power and hierarchy issues that can arise), a feminist approach to wikipedia editing.

Sunday 08.03

13:00

  • summary of Saturday's presentations for newcomers

15:00

  • presentation on the wiki system


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Register

Please add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of. (→log in)

TO DO

Here are a few suggested articles to create or improve during this edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like.
Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

Brussels-related

Exhibited at Wiels in Body Talk (14.02-03.05)
Curated by Koyo Kouoh

Lecture at PointCulture ULB (24.02 12:30–13:30)

To create:

To improve:

More lists here:

Resources for Editing

Gender Gap

List of Articles Worked On

List or Wikipedia articles attendees have worked to improve.

Inspiring wikipedia projects

Special childcare

In order to allow participants with children to join, we are preparing a playground with activities parallel to those proposed to the adults: collaborative creations, use of materials from the public domain, etc!

Please contact us at info[at]lorainefurter.net to inscribe your child(ren).