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Wikipedia  Editathon: African American Artists

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Research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary African American artists.

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Join artist and cultural practitioner Tanatsei  Gambura, Sara Thomas (Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) and  Fruitmarket staff as we research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary African American artists. No previous Wikipedia editing experience required, as Sara will teach us the essential skills. 

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world, a source of free and accessible information, but people of colour are underrepresented in both its content and among its editors. We want to work on addressing the passive and active erasure of the creative work of people of colour.

You will require a laptop or PC (preferable to a tablet or phone), but no previous Wikipedia editing experience is required as Sara will teach us the essential digital editing skills.

This event will be held online, a Zoom link will be sent out in advance. There will be lots of breaks and use of breakout rooms to avoid ‘Zoom-fatigue’.

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People of colour particularly welcome. If you have any access needs, please contact ruth@fruitmarket.co.uk prior to the event. 

Image: Howardena Pindell Untitled #7, 1975 Ink on paper collage 15.2 x 26 cm 6 x 10. In Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery and Victoria Miro.

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A free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement activities, opening up the artistic process. Creativity makes space for meaning, and we create a welcoming space for people to think with contemporary art and culture in ways that are helpful to them – for free.

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