Wiki Editors | Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Collective expanding of Wikipedia stubs with content about Slovenian female artists and art
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
23 – 25 May 2018

Wikipedia is free on-line encyclopedia that any user can edit and contribute content to. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation and the personalities whose life and work is introduced in their own Wikipedia articles are mostly men. On Slovenian Wikipedia the ratio of biographical entries on men and women is 91,81 : 8,19 which puts it in the tail end of the rankings.

As an institution we care for popularisation and dissemination of modern and contemporary art and stand for equal rights of women. Therefore we invite you to join us at a three-day workshop Wikipedia Edit-a-thon / Wiki urednice_ki, where we will learn how to add new content to Wikipedia and how to edit existing articles. The hopeful editors will be encouraged to expend Wikistubs  with content on Slovenian female artists and art and with translations of foreign-language articles.

Anyone is welcome to take part at the workshop free of charge. Bring your laptop and power cord, also several computers will be available for communal use.

With our workshop we join the initiative by the Art+Feminism Organisation which takes different shapes all over the world (recently in Stockholm, Linz and North Bay, Ontario). In Slovenia it ran multiple times as the Feminist WikiMarathon (Feministični WikiMaraton), for he first time produced by K6/4 Multimedia Center (Multimedijski center K6/4, now Rampa Lab) in November 2013. A similar project in Slovenia is also Ženske teme, modeled on Globalwomen project.

This workshop is part of Wom@rts project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, supported by the European Union.

Applications until 20 May 2018:
Information: 02 251 04 94


Kindly invited!