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Archives Week 2015: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women in Architecture

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1071 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128 United States

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia, the world’s largest source of free knowledge.

The day will begin at noon with a presentation by Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Caroline James, the Harvard Graduate School of Design students behind the petition to award Denise Scott Brown the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize. At 2 pm, a panel discussion moderated by Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner will explore the work of pioneering women in American architecture, and consider both why their contributions have been overlooked and how documenting their histories can both support new approaches to architectural history and help to change the conversation about American architecture.

All events are free but registration is required. Please visit the event website to register.

Lunch will be offered to those planning to attend both programs.

Program attendees will also be invited to take a free architectural tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building led by Guggenheim associate director Megan Chusid, AIA. First come, first served.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Participants should enter at the 89th Street entrance to the museum to access the Sackler Center and bring their own laptops and power cords.

Not in New York?
Participate remotely and follow #guggathon on Twitter for updates.

Read about past Wikipedia edit-a-thons on our blog.

This event is presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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