Oana Bogdan is one of the 5 ambassadors of Wiki Women Design, together with Sara De Bondt, Stefanie Everaert, Caroline Lateur and Linde Freya Tangelder. Five women who are making an impact on the contemporary design sector in Belgium recognize Wiki Women Design as a project that can make a difference for a more equal gender representation in the design sector and historiography.
With Wiki Women Design, the Flanders Architecture Institute strives to bring women who have left their mark on Belgium’s design heritage out of the shadows of history. Many women contributed to the designed environment, from (interior) architecture and graphic design to fashion and product design. Nevertheless, many remained under the radar of heritage institutions, researchers and collectors, and thus also outside the canon. With Wikipedia as a platform and edit-a-thons (writing or editing sessions) a means, Wiki Women Design aims to make up for this absence.
Read Oana’s full statement here.