Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.

Let’s change that.

Join us at the ICP School for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism, culling from ICP’s Collections and alumni database.

The day will also include a lunchtime (12 PM) conversation in the ICP Library with Emily Dunne, archivist and Librarian at ICP, and Erin Barnett, director of exhibitions and collections at ICP, moderated by Jacqueline Mabey, co-founder of Art+Feminist, on building and engaging with institutional collections and archives.

Training sessions for editing on Wikipedia will be offered for the beginner Wikipedian at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. Reference materials and refreshments will also be provided.

Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.

Free with registration. Although we request participants select a time slot when registering for the event, you are welcome to arrive throughout the day.

Read our public program attendance policies.

Dismantling the Gaze: Looking, Power, and Visual Culture

These programs connect looking, power, and visual culture vis-a-vis the #MeToo moment. The series addresses topics such as institutional responsibility, the film industry–as–flashpoint for lens-based media and gender relations, the role of journalism and viral media in the #MeToo moment, visual literacy and theory in regards to looking and power, gender, and more. Dismantling the Gaze explores these concepts with contemporary artists, visual journalists, academics, and cultural critics.

Speaker Bios

Erin Barnett is the director of exhibitions and collections at the International Center of Photography. Her exhibitions include Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection (2019; co-curator); RFK Funeral Train: The People’s View (2018); Edmund Clark: The Day the Music Died (2018); The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet (2012); President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs (2012); Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 (2011; co-editor of catalogue); Take Me to the Water: Photographs of River Baptisms (2011); Munkacsi’s Lost Archive (2009); and Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon(2007; co-curator and co-editor of catalogue).

Emily Peterson Dunne is an archivist and librarian at the International Center of Photography, where she documents artist books and historic papers. Her personal art practice investigates the importance or re-contextualizing of archival materials.

Jacqueline Mabey’s work is shaped by studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia, and by multifarious professional experience in commercial galleries, museums, and artist studios. Mabey is a co-founder of Art+Feminism, an international, activist curatorial platform based out of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with satellites at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate, London; Banff Center for the Arts; MAXXI, Rome; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and MoCA Detroit, amongst many others. They have curated the work of artists including Yael Bartana, Hannah Black, Kate Gilmore, Brendan Fernandes, Ken Gonzales-Day, Jen Liu, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jumana Manna, Divya Mehra, Lorraine O’Grady, and Addie Wagenknecht, and spoken about their work at venues such as Cornell University, the New School, Printed Matter, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and Columbia University. They were named a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine and a Badass Woman by Buzzfeed. Mabey works independently under the honorific, failed projects. They were born in New Jersey, raised in Nova Scotia, and, currently, live with a small dog by a large park in Brooklyn.

Image: Michael Mandiberg, Intergenerational support at Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, at Eyebeam in New York City.