Who writes his_tory?

collaborative editing project

since 2016


Who writes his_tory? is a collaborative project which aims to address the gender gap on Wikipedia and to question structural discrimination on the internet and especially on Wikipedia, with the aim to hold recurrent writing workshops (Edit-a-thons) on the subject of art and feminism to influence information sustainably, to question historiography and add a feminist perspective to it.

The framework initiative Art+Feminism is active since 2014. In Basel it was initialized for the first time by Daniela Brugger, Lysann König, Amazone.today and the art and project-space Kaskadenkondensator in 2016. Who writes his_tory? is an open source project in cooperation with Wikimedia & www.artandfeminism.org, artists and supporters. Wikipedia is a prominent tool to generate and consolidate knowledge and online research is a basic instrument of artistic work and a daily practice. But the relevant contemporary question is how knowledge and information is spread and how it is funded?

less then 10% of editors on wikipedia are woman.
So in general we invite people to learn how to edit on wikipedia.
We had held edit-a-thons f.e. in Basel, Zürich and Hamburg and are connected to other editing groups, like LOVE MACHINE in Lausanne.


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 edit-a-thon with students from Art Institute, HGK Basel, FHNW, 2017, Foto: Alice Wilke, FHNW

 postcard of who writes his_tory?, Foto: Daniela Brugger, who writes his_tory?

edit-a-thon at Kaskadenkondensator Basel, 2016, Foto: Daniela Brugger, who writes his_tory?