Parlour is delighted to collaborate with the fabulous women of Deadly Djurumin for an online Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase and improve the representation of Indigenous women in the built environment.
Indigenous women play key roles in shaping our built environment, and yet they are almost invisible on the world’s most widely read encyclopedia. But we can change that! Come along to a WikiD session to get started on correcting the record – from adding new entries to editing existing ones.
This will be held online via Zoom. We will start with an introduction and overview of how to use the Wikipedia platform, things to keep in mind, and strategies and tactics for navigating the specific requirements of Wikipedia. Then we’ll break into smaller Zoom rooms and work alongside each other to get going.
Come along for camaraderie, new skills and the fun of editing in company.
Please do a couple of things before coming along:
- Please sign up to get a Wikipedia user name BEFORE the event, if you don’t already have one. Do this here.
- Think about who / what you want to edit and / or write about – if possible collect some reference material.
- Check out the existing Indigenous Architecture page if you have time and come armed with ideas of how it can be improved.
- Take a look at the WikiD Guides to Editing Wikipedia.
- Read our Simple Tasks for Getting Started.
7–8.30pm AEDT, Tuesday 10 November
We welcome anyone interested in writing more Indigenous women in the built environment into Wikipedia. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, but experienced Wikipedians are very welcome – we need as much help as you can offer!
Online. Join us from anywhere, but please RSVP below – you will be sent the Zoom link after you register.