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Member-led Effort Will Bring Histories of Women, People of Color in Design to Wikipedia

The initiative will fill gaps in the missing narratives of their impact in design

If a person isn’t on Wikipedia, did they ever exist? Unfortunately, not really because their story isn’t being told. There are many diverse histories of women and people of color missing on the open access platform and, according to Wiki Education, only 18 percent of biographies on English Wikipedia are of women.

AIGA, the professional association for design, aims to change that by addressing gaps in its community’s representation with AIGA Wiki Scholars, a training program that will shine a light on the histories of underrepresented designers on Wikipedia.

“We’re basically harnessing the mission of our organization, which is advancing design, and our mission about pushing it out as a craft and empowering our community to be active in creating the content,” said Bennie Johnson, AIGA’s executive director.

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