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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women in Architecture #guggathon @ Guggenheim
On Thursday October 15, 2015, in conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics}, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both. The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

Women in Architecture
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Signe Hornborg: Signelinna (1892) in Pori, Finland, possibly the first building designed by a credentialed female architect.
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Guggenheim Museum in NYC
DateThursday October 15, 2015
TimeAll Day!
Drop in any time between
12:00 pm noon - 8:00 pm!
AddressSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 88th Street entrance)
City, StateNew York City, New York 10128
Keynote event of a global edit-a-thon campaign to counter the gender gap and improve Wikipedia's coverage of women in architecture.

Event information[edit]

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  • Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • Time: All Day! Drop in any time between 12:00 pm noon - 8:00 pm!
  • Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128 40°46′58.3″N 73°57′33″W / 40.782861°N 73.95917°W / 40.782861; -73.95917
    • Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • Directions: here
  • Subway:
    • "4" train"5" train"6" train"6" express train to IRT Lexington Avenue Line86th St. (exit at 86th Street – Lexington)
      • Walk west on 86th Street, turn right at Fifth Avenue and proceed north to 89th Street
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 buses
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: To register, please sign up via one of the following avenues:
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help expand the content related to women in architecture. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers.
  • What to bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Hashtag: Remember to add the following hashtags in your edit summary so we can track our progress.
    • #guggathon
    • #wikiD
    • You'll be able to watch and listen to our efforts through Listen to Wikipedia. Just be sure to add the hashtags #guggathon and #wikiD in the filter for a custom audio and visual symphony of our collective edits.
  • Quick Guide: Check out WikiD's Quick Guide for Wikipedia editing

Public programming[edit]

Presentations will be held in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of The Sackler Center for Arts Education @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (map of building)

  • 12:00 pm, Peter B. Lewis Theater: A Petition for Justness: Women, Inclusion, and the Culture of Architecture
    • Presentation by Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Caroline James, the Harvard Graduate School of Design students behind the petition to award Denise Scott Brown the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
      • The Petition to recognize Denise Scott Brown for the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize sparked anew the discussion of inclusion and fairness in architecture. Begun as a grassroots campaign for one individual, the Petition transformed through the power of networks and social media to address larger concerns in architecture, which relate in particular to women and minorities. Arielle and Caroline will speak about the origins of the Petition in reference to their personal histories as well as the changes related to parity in architecture that are currently underway.
  • 1:00 pm, Lunch
    • Lunch will be offered to those planning to attend both programs.
  • 2:00 pm, Peter B. Lewis Theater: Pioneering Women in American Architecture
    • Panel discussion co-chaired by Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner
      • Why have women's accomplishments so often been omitted from American architectural history, and how can we correct the record? For the past few years, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, has worked to create an online archive profiling important but neglected American women architects of the early 20th century. A panel discussion with some of the profile authors will explore the work of these architects and consider both why their contributions have been overlooked and how documenting their histories can both support new approaches to architectural history and help to change the conversation about American architecture.
    • Panelists include Gabrielle Esperdy, architectural historian and associate professor of architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Anat Falbel, architecture historian and research collaborator, State University of Campinas, Brazil; Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies, Yale University; Despina Stratigakos, Interim Chair and associate professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York; and Roberta Washington, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects.
  • 3:30 pm until 8:00 pm, Wikipedia editing
    • Wikipedia editing will follow beginning at 3:30 pm until 8 pm. The editing session will be joined by ArchiteXX, the founders of #WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment.
    • New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.
  • 6:00 pm, Tour
    • In the evening, Wikipedia editors will also be invited to take an architectural tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum led by Guggenheim associate director Megan Chusid, AIA. First come, first served.


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Wikipedia basics[edit]


{{Guggenheim Museum|id|link label}}
An example:
{{Guggenheim Museum|2772|Dreaming Horse by Franz Marc}}
Dreaming Horse by Franz Marc at the Guggenheim Museum

See also: Selections from the Guggenheim Collection


Research and source materials[edit]

Guggenheim Library Catalog:

Guggenheim Library & Archives[edit]

Architecture-related materials – open stacks

Guggathon bibliography[edit]

Printed materials[edit]

  • Aulenti, Gae. 1979. Gae Aulenti: Comune de Milano, Ripartizione cultura, Civiche raccolte d'arte,Padiglione d'arte contemporanea di Milano, attività 1979, novembre-dicembre. Milano: Electa.
  • Brierly, Cornelia. 2000. Tales of Taliesin: a memoir of fellowship. Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate.
  • Constant, Caroline. 2000. Eileen Gray. London: Phaidon.
  • Glasner, Barbara, Petra Schmidt, and Ursula Schöndeling. 2008. Patterns 2: design, art and architecture. Basel: Birkhäuser.
  • Grierson, Joan. 2008. For the record: the first women in Canadian architecture. Toronto: Dundurn Press.
  • Hadid, Zaha. 2006. Zaha Hadid. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications.
  • _____, and Aaron Betsky. 1998. Zaha Hadid: the complete buildings and projects. New York: Rizzoli.
  • _____,, Alexandra Papadakis, and A. Papadakēs. 2005. Zaha Hadid: testing the boundaries. London: Papadakis Publisher.
  • Incerti, Guido, Daria Ricchi, and Deane Simpson. 2007. Diller + Scofidio (+ Renfro), the ciliary function: works and projects, 1979-2007. Milano, Italy: Skira.
  • Isozaki, Arata, and David B. Stewart. 2006. Japan-ness in architecture. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
  • Lebesque, Sabine, and Helene Fentener van Vlissingen. 1999. Yona Friedman: structures serving the unpredictable. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.
  • Lee, Uje, Jae Won Lee, and Jun Choi. 2007. Balmori. Seoul: C3 Pub.
  • Lin, Maya Ying. 2000. Boundaries. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • _____, Richard Andrews, and John Beardsley. 2006. Maya Lin: systematic landscapes. Seattle: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.
  • _____, Sarah Rogers-Lafferty, and Ann Bremner. 1994. Maya Lin: public/private. Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University.
  • Müller, Ulrike, Ingrid Radewaldt, and Sandra Kemker. 2009. Bauhaus women: art, handicraft, design. Paris: Flammarion.
  • Oron, Joyce. 2009. Joyce Oron Architecture and town planning. [S.l.]: A. R. Press.
  • Suma, Stefania, and Gae Aulenti. 2008. Gae Aulenti. Milano: Motta architettura.
  • Torre, Susana. 1977. Women in American architecture: a historic and contemporary perspective : a publication and exhibition organized by the Architectural League of New York through its Archive of Women in Architecture. New York: Whitney Library of Design.
  • Toshiko Mori Architect (Firm). 2008. Toshiko Mori Architect. New York: Monacelli Press.

Online resources[edit]

Internet Archive[edit]

Architecture-related materials

Other resources

See also[edit]


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Likely attendees[edit]

  1. Pharos (talk) 22:10, 12 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Mlynch345 (talk) 14:01, 13 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. DGG ( talk ) 18:47, 16 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Dilettante Army (talk) 10:10, 27 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Mozucat (talk) 19:49, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Lange.lea (talk) 12:35, 7 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Loriannbrown (talk) 11:58, 7 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Theycallmelmo (talk)
  9. Roman Spinner (talk) 10:31, 18 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Megs (talk) 15:49, 21 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. LaurenLMG (talk) 16:10, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Geeta Mehta
  13. Michele Gorman
  14. Nwhysel (talk) 19:43, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. rumayor1 (User talk:rumayor1)
  16. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:07, 12 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. jaeburke (talk)
  18. Jeremyb (talk) 05:27, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. DrX (talk) 17:53, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Carlyohnein (talk) 19:37, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. Jeana31 (talk) 20:15, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Owl05 (talk) 20:17, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. Hannah Silverman (talk) 20:24, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. Monicaiturriaga (talk) 20:43, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Iarrietav (talk) 20:56, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. Jamwia (talk) 20:59, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. SUSANHOROWITZPROJECT (talk) 21:05, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  28. NAIYI WANG (talk) 21:58, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. Jeana31 (talk) 22:02, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. BrillLyle (talk)
  31. Kreggev (talk) 22:30, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  32. Sgrosman (talk) 23:01, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Venezia00 (talk) 23:03, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  34. Outdoorus (talk) 23:42, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  35. Ktmtnguyen (talk) 23:56, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  36. Cmlefevre (talk) 23:57, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible attendees[edit]

  1. it's a possibility that I can come :) Aude (talk) 20:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Fashionethics (talk) 16:59, 3 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Yamara 16:33, 4 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Andrevan@ 06:57, 8 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. No chance. I broke my wrist during the previous NYC trip after the last wiki-meetup. I can't even make it out of Florida for the rest of the year. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:39, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. In college. Good luck. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 19:41, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Sorry. -- RoyGoldsmith (talk) 09:36, 8 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. kosboot (talk) 00:33, 9 October 2015 (UTC) (but I'm very impressed with the long list of women architects - clearly this is a lacuna)Reply[reply]

Remote participants[edit]

  1. Smdgejc (talk) 23:48, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Wisible (talk) 18:49, 20 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Ipigott (talk) 13:57, 25 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Roxanne Ryce-Paul
  5. Zpeopleheart (talk) 15:38, 12 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. SusunW (talk) 14:38, 13 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. gobonobo + c 05:53, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. BrillLyle (talk) -- might also be able to come in person, but definitely will be participating online
  9. Rosiestep (talk)


Please add the articles you've worked on so contributions resulting from this initiative can be documented

List of new articles created[edit]

Alphabetical by last name

  1. Yoko Alender -- Todd F Hughes (talk)
  2. Margarita Brender Rubira -- Monicaiturriaga (talk)
  3. Ella Briggs -- Gobonobo (talk)
  4. María Luisa Dehesa Gómez Farías (Spanish naming customs, surname is Dehesa) -- SusunW (talk)
  5. Elsa Gidoni -- Carlyohnein (talk)
  6. Franca Helg -- Venezia00 (talk)
  7. Kristine Jensen -- Ipigott (talk)
  8. Beverly Loraine Greene -- SusunW (talk)
  9. Svetlana Kana Radević -- SusunW (talk)
  10. María Francisca Lage de la Fuente -- Monicaiturriaga (talk)
  11. Hannah Lawson -- NAIYI WANG (talk)
  12. Samira Rathod -- Jeana31 (talk)
  13. Wenche Selmer -- Cmlefevre (talk)
  14. Graciela Silvestri -- Lange.lea (talk)
  15. Valentina Pistoli -- Jgalang (talk)
  16. Roberta Washington -- Jamwia (talk)
  17. Elizabeth Wright Ingraham -- LaurenLMG (talk)
  18. Barbara Humphreys -- Rosiestep (talk)


  1. Nasrine Seraji -- Sgrosman (talk)
  2. Margaret Van Pelt Vilas -- Kreggev (talk)

List of articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by last name

  1. Annmarie Adams -- Loriannbrown (talk)
  2. Urmas Alender -- Gobonobo (talk)
  3. Yoko Alender -- Pharos (talk), Gobonobo (talk), Flying Saucer (talk), Duckduckstop (talk), Dthomsen8 (talk)
  4. Michael A. Amos -- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  5. Amale Andraos -- Mlynch345 (talk) 17:36, 19 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Gae Aulenti -- Carlyohnein (talk)
  7. Catherine Bauer Wurster -- Gobonobo (talk)
  8. Elizabeth Benjamin (Architect) -- Gobonobo (talk)
  9. Louise Blanchard Bethune -- Gobonobo (talk)
  10. Ella Briggs -- Gobonobo (talk)
  11. Denise Scott Brown -- Mozucat (talk)
  12. Octavia E. Butler -- Mozucat (talk)
  13. Urmila Eulie Chowdhury -- Jeana31 (talk)
  14. Beatriz del Cueto -- SusunW (talk) 16:43, 16 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Merrill Elam -- Loriannbrown (talk)
  16. Milton Geovanny Palacios -- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  17. Fledgling (novel) -- Mozucat (talk)
  18. Lois Howe] -- Gobonobo (talk)
  19. Margaret Justin Blanco White -- Gobonobo (talk)
  20. Kindred (novel) -- Mozucat (talk)
  21. Eleanor Manning O'Connor -- Gobonobo (talk)
  22. Gill Matthewson -- Gobonobo (talk)
  23. Sibyl Moholy-Nagy -- Hannah Silverman (talk)
  24. Net neutrality in Chile -- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  25. Nykredit Architecture Prize-- Ipigott (talk)
  26. Valentina Pistoli -- Pharos (talk), Gobonobo (talk), Duckduckstop (talk), Ipigott (talk), Dthomsen8 (talk), Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  27. Georgina Pope Yeatman -- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  28. Diana Rowntree -- Gobonobo (talk)
  29. Kazuyo Sejima -- Ktmtnguyen (talk)
  30. Peggy Speas -- SusunW (talk)
  31. Nitza Metzger Szmuk -- Jim.henderson (talk)
  32. Teresa Táboas -- Iarrietav (talk), Gobonobo (talk)
  33. George Washington Ellis-- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  34. Roberta Washington -- Reddogsix (talk), Wgolf (talk)
  35. Winner's Circle Productions -- Zpeopleheart (talk)
  36. Helen Binkerd Young -- Outdoorus (talk)
  37. Idan Zareski -- Zpeopleheart (talk)


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Coordinates: 40°46′59″N 73°57′32″W / 40.782975°N 73.958992°W / 40.782975; -73.958992