This is a Closed submission
for Wikimania 2019
. It has been reviewed and was not accepted.
Multimedia knowledge/Embodied knowledge: African-Jamaican dance on Wikipedia
Embodied knowledge: including African-Jamaican dance on Wikipedia
This session will draw on the work of the project, Digitising African in the Dancehall: A Wikipedia Intervention, delivered in partnership with AfroCROWD UK and Decolonizing the Archive last year. The project aimed to reflect the African origins of notable, internationally well-known and popular dance styles of Jamaican Dancehall. Inspired by the work of Caribbean scholars such as Carolyn Cooper and Édouard Glissant, we also aim to create an opportunity for participants in the Space to consider limitations and opportunities of how embodied knowledge can be represented on Wikimedia projects and in the open movement more broadly.
AfroCROWD UK is a branch of the AfroCROWD (Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia) an initiative and Wikimedia User Group which seeks to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements among potential editors of African descent, and improve contents about the African Diaspora. Formally recognised in 2017, AfroCROWD UK has partnered with organisation such as AfroTech Fest, Black Cultural Archives and the Institute of Historical Research, University of London to deliver editathons, workshops and presentations.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- an introduction to African and African-Caribbean scholarship about embodied knowledge
- learned about the work of AfroCROWD UK and AfroCROWD's broader transnational work across the African Diaspora
- discussed how embodied knowledge can be better represented on Wikimedia projects
- developed strategies for documentation, equitable partnership building and description
- considered issues of building equitable partnerships
- introduction to ethical considerations when working with margnalised knowledges in the Open knowledge movement
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session relates to the core of the Multimedia Knowledge in considering how both how non-text knowledges are represented in Wikimedia projects, how video/gifs are used in the encyclopedia and what is excluded by failing to include those knowledges.
Specifically the session will address the following SDGs:
- 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
- 10. Reducing Inequality
- 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
- 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Discussion-based training
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Projector and screen
- Audio if possible
- Flipchart and pens, post-it notes
- up to 20 ppl
- no prior knowledge needed
- yes can be recorded, there may be some elements where copyrighted music will be used but the sound can be redacted in these parts
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