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Decolonising Wikipedia: opportunities for digital knowledge activism

Blumenkron, Ana, Goodall, Alex, Panesar, Lucy (2022) Decolonising Wikipedia: opportunities for digital knowledge activism. Spark: UAL Creative Teaching and Learning Journal, 5 (1). pp. 95-100. ISSN 2397-6594. (KAR id:98223)


This article describes the establishment of the Decolonising Wikipedia Network (DWN) during the first lockdown of 2020, by staff and student Changemakers at London College of Communication. It outlines the approaches used to set up and facilitate DWN as a digital knowledge activism initiative, highlighting key outcomes. This includes an extra-curricular activity for students and staff belonging to the CRiSAP Sound Arts Research Centre and in-curricula activity on the MA Photojournalism Documentary Photography course. The article provides helpful insights for readers on evolving staff-student knowledge activism projects through digital learning platforms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: decolonisation, Wikipedia, knowledge activism, collaboration, knowledge exchange
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1200 Inclusive education
N Visual Arts
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: University of the Arts London (
Wikimedia UK (
Depositing User: Lucy Panesar
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2022 08:11 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 11:37 UTC
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Panesar, Lucy.

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