Come, write about fashion for Wikipedia

written by Susan on February 28, 2014 in Events with no comments

If you know your Gucci from your Pucci, are proficient in French and are looking to make contacts within the fashion world in Paris, this may just be the event for you.

Europeana Fashion is hosting another editathon at Les Arts Décoratifs  in Paris on 22 March 2014. You are invited to come and write about the theme fashion and craftsmanship for Wikipedia.

 © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Collection Rosine Buhler, 1920-1950. The library of Les Arts Décoratifs has great resources you can use during the fashion editathon © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Not only will you learn how to write on Wikipedia, editathons are also a great way to meet like-minded people from all corners of the fashion sector and there will be plenty of networking opportunities during the breakfast, lunch and drinks after.

© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The edit-a-thon will take place in the beautiful library of Les Arts Décoratifs  © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

You can also participate in a tour of the museum’s latest fashion exhibition Dries Van Noten – Inspirations. The exhibition perfectly complements the theme of the day ‘Fashion and Craftsmanship’, as Dries Van Noten is known for his intricate detailing.

Participating in the fashion editathon is entirely free. You can register via fashion-editathon@lesartsdecoratifs.fr.

Please note that an introduction to writing on Wikipedia will take place at Les Arts Décoratifs on 13 March from 16:00-18:00. The working language for both days is French. You can find more information on the website of Les Arts Décoratifs.

Programme 22 March (subject to minor changes):

8:30-9:00 welcome with a small French breakfast

9:00-9:30 presentations

9:30-10:00 start writing

12:30-13:15 lunch

13:15-14:00 exhibition visit Dries Van Noten – Inspirations

14:00-17:00 continue writing, snacks and drinks available

17:00-17:30 putting text online, end of session

17:30-… drinks