Projects by Wikimedia Belgium
Iedereen Leest en de Vlaamse Jeugdboekenmaand
The fiftieth Flemish Youth Book Month in March was the direct reason for Iedereen Leest to give Flemish youth authors and illustrators more visibility on Wikipedia, a project in cooperation with nl:Wikimedia België, nl:meemoo, the nl:Letterenhuis, and nl:Villa Verbeelding.
Sena, Lore and Rosemarie are 3 young ladies who wrote several articles about youth authors and illustrators in the framework of the project Iedereen Leest. It was an instructive experience for them to be able to use the medium of Wikipedia to make youth authors better known to the public. Due to corona, the entire campaign was online.
Their mentor taught them very practical techniques, such as searching for content in the archives, using a native writing style, finding references, applying the right structure and layout to the article. They also noticed that Flanders is underrepresented compared to the Netherlands when it comes to youth writers and youth literature. And that you don't write an article on your own; other volunteers are immediately helping you...
You can read more about their adventures:
Wiki Women Design
The Wiki Women Design project runs until the end of 2021 and aims to describe female designers on Wikipedia and related platforms (Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata). It is an initiative of the Flemish Architecture Institute and Wikimedia Belgium. It includes activities with several partners.
In April, we were guests at the Design Museum Ghent. This writing session focused on the women in archive of the National Documentation Centre for Crafts, which is part of the museum.
First, a training was provided via video conferencing. Afterwards, the participants were able to consult the archives of the museum and they also received assistance from the facilitators to help them edit their (first) Wikipedia article. Read more on Wiki Women Design.
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