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Andi Inácio
Andi Inácio
Best way to connect: Via email
Participating as: Individual
Brazil • Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC) region
Preferred times: On-demand.
Can dedicate: In one or two sessions a year.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Main Wikimedia projects: Meta; Wikipedia; Wikimedia Commons; Wikidata; Wikiversity.
Areas of interests: Diversity, Culture, GLAM, Education
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Skills this profile would like to share
Preferred way of sharing: Sharing resources via email and/or resource sharing platforms, Participate in an e-learning clinic sharing my case (2h plus workshops with 15-20 people)

Click below if you want to learn any of the skills this profile wants to share.

More to learn[edit]

Further details about what I would like to learn.

1. Building your organisation’s plan and strategy;
2. Enforcing and evaluating community policies;
3. International campaigns and contests.

These three skills relate to a more structured side of Wikimedia Movement that I, as a relatively new user (1,5 years of experience), am still learning how to navigate. I know how to think and organize actions locally, but still need to learn how to connect those with the global perspective. The 2030 Movement strategy has years of discussion that bedrocks its directions. I need to better understand those directions, in a practical sense: how can we apply those strategic directions in our movement? Thinking about policies, how can we (marginalized communities) participate in the enforcement and discussions of it? Lastly, how can we design and implement international campaigns, speaking to the global community from our local struggles and efforts?

Stories about sharing[edit]

Interesting stories about applying the skills I want to share.

1. Cultivation of a more inclusive and safe environments;
2. Knowledge management;
3. Documenting and communicating knowledge.

As a coordinator of WikiMulheres+, I organized both an identity research and collective discussions aiming to organize the group's core values collective building. The objective was to set and understand our goals as a group, as well as to present ourselves to the broader Wikimedia Movement. To do that, I encouraged the group to think about the boundaries not only of a Safe Space, but also a Brave Space for human diversity: a place where underrepresented people and its communities are safe and empowered enough to speak up, to grow and share their skills, and more importantly to act as agents of transformation. The Safe and Brave Space is a policy of the Art+Feminism user group, and we wished to support this practice. Throughout the process of coordination, I documented the research and the discussions, primarily to keep record of the collective consensus building. Secondarily, to make this information accessible to newcomers. We need to think on how we can document knowledge and how to make it understandable to other people and in different situations, other than the manufactors and manufacturing of it. How can we keep, select, archive, and share a given knowledge in 10 years from now? As a cultural historian and feminist activist, I give great importance to these three skills, which I have built up along years of academic and social movement activity. It is important to keep the memory and cohesion (even considering its internal differences) of a collective movement. The newcomers can learn with the experienced participants, as well as the other way around. When we access a past knowledge of something, we can create other understandings of it, for building/accessing knowledge is an ongoing and dynamic practice.

My Resources[edit]