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Wiki Women Design taking female designers out of the shadow of history.

The Flanders Architecture Institute’s Wiki Women Design project aims to take female designers and their contributions to cultural heritage out of the shadows of history. Improved heritage care, including the registration of these actors through Wikimedia’s infrastructure, contributes to improving visibility and making resources available and known.

Throughout the project, the Wikipedia project page will serve as a plaftorm for the Wiki Women Design edit-a-thons and a gathering place for knowledge and resources, and will therefore continue to grow in the coming months.

Five women who today leave their mark on the contemporary design and architecture field in Belgium recognize in Wiki Women Design an important project that they are happy to support and to which they want to contribute. Oana Bogdan, Sara De Bondt, Stefanie Everaert, Caroline Lateur and Linde Freya Tangelder are ambassadors for the project.

Digital Student Editions #1 and #2 took place on December 11 and 14, respectively. Students from KASK, KU Leuven, UAntwerpen and UGent wrote the first Wikipedia articles for Wiki Women Design.

Are you interested in this project or would you like to contribute as an organization, researcher or volunteer? Are you in possession of archival material about women who had an impact on the designed environment in Belgium or do you know about archival material or collections that are held by other organizations or private persons? Please let us know!

Are you a designer or do you own images of design? You can provide your media files free of copyright to authors of Wikipedia articles. You can do this by uploading them through our campaign on Wikimedia Commons.

Picture VAi: May NĂ©ama, 1965. Collectie Stad Antwerpen