Wikimania Singapore is just around the corner, bringing together wikimedians and wikipedians from across the globe to discuss free and open knowledge, under the theme of “Diversity. Collaboration. Future.” Many members of our collective are packing their bags to the convening, ready to join the critical conversations and sense-making that emerge alongside our friends and allies in the movement. As we prepare to convene in Singapore, we invite you to browse through the sessions and interventions we’re co-holding and joining at Wikimania 2023.
We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.
Knowledge Justice Research Lead Maari Maitreyi explores how hegemonic communities’ views, agenda, categories of classification and decisions can be embedded in Wikidata and established as truth. If we aim to decolonize structured data, how can we engage critically with it and reflect the lives, histories, cultures of our people and communities and fortify our realities on these platforms?
Claudia Pozo, Whose Knowledge? Language Justice coordinator reflects on the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23). The conference was convened by EngageMedia with the DRAPAC steering committee and various partners, in picturesque Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 22 to 26 May 2023. With over 160 sessions, the conference intended to build momentum, reconnect, and boost collaborations, after the pandemic forced us all to stay connected with our digital communities from afar.