Within the framework of Wiki Women Design, the Flanders Architecture Institute is looking for organisations, researchers or volunteers that have (an interest in) archival material about women who have had an impact on the designed environment in Belgium
Many female designers have remained under the radar of researchers and heritage institutions. The Flanders Architecture Institute wants to make up this lost ground by recording and unlocking data and knowledge on Wikipedia about women who have made their mark on the designed environment in Belgium: from graphic design and interior architecture, to fashion and product design. Making this knowledge visible and accessible in collaboration with heritage institutions, designers, the academic world and the Wikipedia community is designed to contribute in a participatory way to a more inclusive record of design heritage.
In collaboration with AR-TUR, Art & History Museum, AVG-Carhif, Berg en Nete, Design Museum Brussels, Design Museum Gent, Docomomo, Eperon d'Or, Erfgoed Noorderkempen, Erfgoedcel k.Erf, Flanders DC, Ghent University, Hasselt University, KASK, Kempens Karakter, KU Leuven, Matrimony Days, meemoo, Modemuseum Hasselt, MoMu Antwerpen, Open Knowledge Belgium, PXL-MAD, Regionaal Landschap Kleine en Grote Nete, RoSa vzw, ULB, Faculté d'Architecture La Cambre Horta, University of Antwerp, Wikimedia Belgium and Z33.
The project was made possible thanks to the support of the Flemish Community.
Are you interested in this project, or would you like to contribute as an organisation, researcher or volunteer? Are you in possession of archival material about women who have had an impact on the designed environment in Belgium, or are you aware of archive material or collections in the possession of other organisations or private individuals? Do let us know!