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Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Sunday, October 27, 2019
12-4 pm

Bard Graduate Center Lecture Hall, 38 West 86 Street

Celebrate Archtober, New York City’s architecture and design month, at Bard Graduate Center! BGC along with Wikimedia NYC and Architexx, will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to address the lack of information on Wikipedia about contributions by women, LGBTQI communities, and artists of color to the fields of architecture and design history. The event is designed to improve coverage of the arts on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. No prior Wikipedia experience is needed, but please bring a laptop if possible.

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Meet Our Collaborators
ARCHITEXX is a 501c3 non-profit organization for gender equality in architecture that seeks to transform the profession of architecture by bridging the academy and practice. They are a cross-generational group of academics and practitioners, and their organization is open to all women-identifying people and allies. 

AIA New York’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks to provoke a dialogue about diversity issues and give agency to issues of inclusion and representation. In 2008, the AIA National Board recognized that a key strategic initiative required the enlistment of “new talents and new insights to address the critical issues of our time and future generations.The local committee’s role works to match that of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at the National level.

Wikimedia NYC is the regional Wikimedia chapter serving the New York metropolitan area. They help promote free access to the world’s knowledge in support of Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia NYC is a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation and has no editorial control over Wikipedia or any other project hosted by the Foundation.


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Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Maude Bass-Krueger
October 16, 2019

Join us for a special tour, of French Fashion, Women, and the First World War. Curator, Maude Bass-Krueger (BGC PhD ’16), will give you unprecedented access to her thoughts about the intersection of fashion, design, and French culture. Learn about the fashions that defined this pivotal moment in French history, including never-before-seen garments from the archives of major designers such as Jeanne Lanvin and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel; mourning wear; and clothing worn by nurses, ambulance drivers, and remplaçantes (women who took on jobs previously done by men who were now away at the Front).

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Public Education Course: New Perspectives on French Fashion History
October 14, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Session Two: War Time Fashion

New Perspectives on French Fashion History highlights new research by emerging fashion scholars. Come to just one session, or all, and learn about the history of fashion display in Parisian department stores and in presentations at World’s Fairs, the transformative impact World War I had on the French fashion industry, cultural shifts brought about by the introduction of ready-made fashion in the 1950s and 60s, and much more.

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French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
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