As International Women's Day approaches on March 8, a lot of initiatives are developing around Wikipedia.
To give women better visibility as an integral part of international culture, Art+Feminism has organized an "editathon," in which groups of contributors will come together to edit articles on Wikipedia to add more details about women and eliminate gender bias. The collective will be taking over the Archives Nationales in Paris on March 4th and 5th for the event.
The project, led by the Galeries Lafayette Foundation, was imagined by independent researcher and curator Flora Katz. In parallel with the editathon – come with your own computer – the Archives Nationales will be holding discussions, debates, conferences and art performances by Wu Tsang, Vaginal Davis, Boychild, and Bendik Giske.
The central theme of the event will be "disidentification," a concept written about by José Esteban Muñoz, who describes the different artistic processes that allow minority groups to distance themselves from the stereotypes associated with their culture.
Overall, the event will be full of humor, performances, irony, parody and a big dose of vindication. If you would like to participate, you can suggest topics for the editathon, modifications to a Wikipedia article, a new translation, etc. here. This year, International Women's Day promises to shake things up a bit!