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A+W NZ WikiProject Walking Tour & Edit-a-thon

Saturday, 20 May 2023

A+W NZ is running a two-part event on Saturday 20th May as part of the New Zealand Women in Architecture WikiProject.

Saturday 20th May 2023

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Daldy Street Park/Auckland Museum




A+W NZ is running a two-part event on Saturday 20th May as part of the New Zealand Women in Architecture WikiProject. There will be a walking tour through Auckland's CBD, followed by an edit-a-thon at the Auckland Museum.

Women only make up 19% of biographies on English Wikipedia and there are currently only nine women listed in the “New Zealand women architects” section. Inspired by the new book Making Space, this project hopes to help fill the gaps of historical knowledge in the digital realm and increase the visibility of prolific female Architects.

Please RSVP for catering purposes and visit our website for more details on the tour route. Concurrent editing events will be held in Ōtepoti Dunedin and online for the rest of Aoteoroa.

Help us fill the gaps!

01 A+W NZ Wikiproject Walking Tour

When: 10am-12pm, Saturday 20th May 2023

Where: Daldy Street Park (corner of Daldy St & Pakenham St West, Auckland)

02 A+W NZ Wikiproject Edit-a-thon

When: 1pm-3pm, Saturday 20th May 2023

Where: Research Library, Auckland War Memorial Museum (Level 2, on the South entrance)

Part one of the event entails a walking tour of significant buildings in Auckland, where women have had a significant role in the project, to collect photos. These photos can help improve existing and future pages. We will be kicking off at 10am sharp from Daldy Street Park and making our way towards the Auckland Museum. Bring some water, your phone/camera, and comfortable shoes!

The second part will be an edit-a-thon, hosted by the Auckland Museum. All experience levels, even brand new beginners, are welcome to join! We will be providing lunch between events and there will be training for new editors. Please bring your own laptop/tablet if you have one.

Timetable for the day:

10:00am - 12:00pm Walking Tour (meet at Daldy St Park)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (at Auckland Museum)

1:00pm - 1:30pm Edit-a-thon introductions across groups

1:30pm - 3:00pm Edit-a-thon

3:00pm - Closing check-in with other groups

Walking Tour Route:

1. Wynyard Central Residential, corner of Pakenham St W & Daldy St

2. Daldy St Children’s Playground, corner of Daldy St & Madden St

3. 10 Madden St/N Cole Pavilion

4. 126 Queen St

5. Ellen Melville Centre

6. Civic Theatre

7. Auckland Town Hall

8. University of Auckland Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes St

9. Te Ao Marama, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Thank you to Wikimedia Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum for their support for this event.

Organising team: Wing Chan, Chelsie Johnston, Kaea Kerkin, Yvette Loubser, Kelly Ting, Lisa Maule, Susan Tolich, James Taylor, Marty Blayney, Brodie Jean Hoare

New Zealand Women in Architecture Wikiproject page

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