Craft / Material Studies

Sara Clugage lives and works in Brooklyn, where she is the editor-in-chief of Dilettante Army, an online journal for art and critical theory. In addition to weaving and writing about weaving, she is part of the Leadership Collective for the Wikipedia campaign Art+Feminism and a member of the interdisciplinary collective Sprechgesang Institute. She also creates salon dinners themed around the economic models and culinary styles of different periods in art history. She has written for The Journal of Modern Craft, Surface Design Journal, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and Pelican Bomb. Sara holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Workshop description:

Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the largest general reference work online, but less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women. What stories don’t get told, and what art is undervalued, because it is not visible on the internet?

In this workshop, we will focus on the theory, structure, and practice of Wikipedia. How do we craft information, and what are the materials we need to create it? How do we sustain practices that are granular, iterative, and slow, whether in the art world or in the digital commons? Participants will discuss editing as a socially-engaged craft practice and learn the guidelines and basic tools for editing Wikipedia. Please bring your laptops!

Artist Lecture:
Thursday, September 19th, 12:30pm
Institute for Contemporary Art
601 West Broad Street

Workshop:
Friday, September 20th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Fine Arts Building, 1000 West Broad Street
2nd Floor Fibers Studio, room 211