With Wiki Women Design, the Flanders Architecture Institute strives to bring women who have left their mark on Belgium’s design heritage out of the shadows of history. Many women contributed to the designed environment, from (interior) architecture and graphic design to fashion and product design. Nevertheless, many remained under the radar of heritage institutions, researchers and collectors. With Wikipedia as a platform and edit-a-thons or writing sessions as a means, Wiki Women Design aims to make up for this backlog.
Anyone wo wants to contribute can participate in one of the Wikipedia Writing sessions organized by the Flanders Architecture Institute in collaboration with the project partners. The writing sessions take the form of edit-a-thons, a well-known format where communities come together to write and publish on a particular topic. The aim is to train new editors and improve the quality of articles on the subject.
Take part in our writing session: more information below.
The final part of the project is an international symposium on September 23, 2021 with presentations by project participants, researchers, professionals and international experts. In addition, interested parties can participate in site visits to building, archives and collections that illustrate the cultural heritage of women designers and to which Wiki Woment Design wants to give more visibility.
Are you interested in this project, or would you like to contribute as an organisation, researcher or volunteer? Are you in possession of archival material about women who have had an impact on the designed environment in Belgium, or are you aware of archive material or collections in the possession of other organisations or private individuals?
Do let us know: https://www.vai.be/en/news/wiki-women-design
Take part in our writing session: 19.06.2021 - 18h
Focus: Women in the collection of the Design Museum Brussels
Info & reservation : email@example.com
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