how to edit in not-so-open-sources: wikipedia-workshop



When Wikipedia was founded more than 20 years ago, its purpose was to gather the world’s knowledge in a space accessible to everybody. But this “open source” is not as open as it seems. Who feels entitled to convert their personal knowledge into supposedly neutral scientific knowledge and to upload it? The encyclopaedists of the present age may not be called Diderot or d’Alembert but “geiserich75” or “hyperrolf” – nonetheless it’s still a white male discourse that determines exactly what and who is represented on the world’s biggest encyclopaedic internet platform. Together we go on a search for loopholes and productive breaches of the rules – we will give you insights into structural problems of Wikipedia and above all tools to engage as editors yourselves.

No previous knowledge needed! Everybody’s welcome!


The project is part of the format & FRIENDS GASTSPIEL and is realized within the context of FESTIVALFRIENDS, a festival association of the Freie Darstellende Künste in Germany. FESTIVALFRIENDS is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e. V.’s  programme “Verbindungen fördern”.

No previous knowledge required. A laptop or PC monitor is recommended for participation.
Those who buy a ticket will receive a Zoom link by email shortly before the event. As there are only limited places, please let us know at if you have bought a ticket but are unable to attend the workshop.
Ticket sales close at the latest on 16.09
Mo 19.9.