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The Black Lunch Table presents: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  • Magnum Foundation 59 East 4th Street, 7th floor New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)
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Join us for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by The Black Lunch Table!

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to teach, create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women-identifying photographers from the African Diaspora and Black artists featured in Magnum Foundation programming. Together, we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

All are invited. No specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. 

Please bring a laptop and a friend! Refreshmentsand childcare will be provided.

BLT is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart that intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 13 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.