Mariana Fossatti's Blog Posts
Today is the last day of #VisibleWikiWomen. To close out the campaign on a high note, we share with you the story of Petronila Infantes --a Bolivian chola, union leader, and chef--, and how her photo now illustrates her biography on Wikipedia.
We are so excited for the upcoming launch of the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign 2019, next 8 March - international women's day! In the meantime, we want to welcome Mariana Fossatti as the new coordinator for the campaign, and we want to invite you all, wherever you are in the world, to join us! Keep reading and find out more!
During the #VisibleWikiWomen challenge, the Wikimedia community and collaborators of the feminist movement focused on making more visible those women relevant to history and our time, who often go unnoticed. The contributions of images exceeded our expectations, and more than 800 new files were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons! The great quality of some of these images, as well as the stories of these women, led us to think: how can we use this valuable common visual heritage in inspiring ways?
Attracted by travel stories, the Uruguayan wikipedian Jorge Gemetto found himself one day reading "Fuegia", a novel by Argentine writer Eduardo Belgrano Rawson. The book narrates the adventures of fictional characters; however, it has a subtle link with reality: it is dedicated to Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, York Minster and Boat Memory. But who was Fuegia Basket? Keep reading to find out!
Every March, Wikipedia (the most popular free culture project on the Internet) is the protagonist of several projects and initiatives around women. Wikipedia’s well-known gender gap is addressed in several different ways, with edit-a-thons, contests
When you are looking for information on the web and you find an article in Wikipedia, you probably expect the article to include some representative illustration of the subject. In fact, often the web browser already displays an image before you enter Wikipedia. If the item is a biography, you expect to find a portrait of the person. But what happens when there is no image? Could it be that this person is not important enough to be portrayed?