On the High Line between 15th and 16th Sts.
As part of their participation in B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) conversation series, on Monday, July 9th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm on the High Line at 16th Street, The Black Lunch Table is holding a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. In it BLT will mobilize the creation and improvement of a specific set of Wikipedia articles that pertain to the lives and works of Black artists.
No prior knowledge of editing is required, as BLT will provide a short introduction to the platform and will provide assistance with writing articles. Bring your own laptop (a small number of extra machines will be available for use if you don't have one).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between Chicago-based artist and SAIC Assistant Professor Jina Valentine and New York-based public artist Heather Hart. First staged in 2005 at the preeminent artist residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, it has since taken the forms of audio archiving sessions, salons, peer teaching workshops, meetups and Wikipedia edit-a-thons. BLT has been hosted by the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Creative Time Summit, the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, among others. BLT was awarded a 2016 Creative Capital Grant, a Digital Innovation Lab Fellowship from Institute for Arts and Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill, and an Artist Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Foundation. Hart received her MFA from Rutgers University and Valentine received her MFA from Stanford University.
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.