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March 8, 2018

Women’s voices – on women, too – for Wikipedia!

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When? March 8th, the International Women’s Day, noon–2 p.m.

Where? Kraków, ul. Paulińska 28; Spółdzielnia Ogniwo

The vast majority of Wikipedia articles are centred on and created by men. It has fewer and less extensive articles about women or topics important to women, and the entries that cover women demonstrate bias, as they are more likely to overuse words relating to gender and family. An editorial in The Guardian in 2014 noted that women porn stars are better covered in Wikipedia than women writers

In 2009, a Wikimedia Foundation survey revealed that 6% of editors who made more than 500 edits were female, with the average male editor having twice as many edits. In April 2011, the Wikimedia Foundation conducted its first semi-annual Wikipedia survey. It suggested that 9% of Wikipedia editors are women. In the same year, the Foundation set a target of having 25 percent of its contributors identifying as female by 2015. Unfortunately, they failed. Statistics differ, but all sources show that the profiles created by women make up less that 20% of all Wikipedia entries.

What’s the problem then? Well, Wikipedia is one of the top 5 most visited websites in the world. When such a popular source of knowledge for millions of students, researchers and journalists is so gender-biased in terms of representations and even language, it might have a real impact on reality, from the choice of conference speakers to young people’s career aspirations.

You already published articles on Wikipedia? You know how to edit Wikipedia? You have an idea for an article on art and feminism which is not there although it should be? Come and meet with us! Together we will soon make the lovely sound of many keyboards clicking during the Krakow Edit-a-Thon dedicated to art- and feminism-related issues a reality.

Come on, let’s change it. Each article counts: a new one, a different one, on women, by women.

see: (Laua Bates) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/09/where-are-all-the-women-wikipedia

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October 27, 2017

27.10–03.11.2017

Przestrzeń intymna – a group exhibition presenting works by: Iwona Demko / Zuzanna Dolega / Mateusz Grymek / Joanna Graniczkowska / Natalia Rybka / Karolina Kardas / Keymo / Marta Koniarska / Magdalena Mellin / Jakub Mach / Ewa Pasternak-Kapera / Aga Piasecka / Agata Przyżycka /  Ola Tubielewicz / Monika Wińczyk / Basia Nawrocka / Bartosz Zaskórski

Official opening of the exhibition and performance by Mellin/Wińczyk: Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

curator and coordynator: Karolina Kardas

cooperation: Aleksandra Tubielewicz, Magdalena Romanowska

for more information visit: www.kardaskarolina.wixsite.com/przestrzenintymna

Tytano | Dolnych Młynów | Kraków