Project Korikath

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Project Korikath
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Project Korikath primarily focuses on donating media to the Wikimedia movement through the commons. We will extend our work on Wikidata later. The inclusion of all the locations, structures, and monuments in Wikimedia Commons is the primary driving force behind our effort - starting in our own city, of course. There are many Wikipedia entries that require photographs, but because those pages aren't as popular, people rarely upload images of them. We are beginning this effort in order to fill these gaps. Our project's initial focus is on locations, memorials, and landmarks. However, we will eventually extend our work to every geographical landmark.

We want to make it possible for everyone to contribute to Commons by uploading photos of their surroundings while using the most basic camera-capable smartphone.

Our mission is to ensure that every local place with Wikimedia entries has relevant images. We are trying our best with some enthusiastic young volunteers.


We'll use two approaches to reach our goal. We are creating a photography team first with individuals who have expertise in photography, research, and documentation. With the help of this team, we will organize Photowalks to take pictures of all the locations, particularly in Dhaka. We will first divide up all of Dhaka into manageable sections before creating a list of priorities. Then, according to priority, we'll go on photo walks.

Involving the general public in the project is yet another strategy. We will introduce them to Wikimedia Commons, provide them with very minimal training, and offer them support. We will plan online and offline workshops in educational institutions, groups, and organizations to increase their interest. We'll do everything in our power to simplify the newcomer's experience in order for them to continue with the movement. On various topics, we'll hold monthly or yearly competitions. In this way, we can draw in experienced photographers at the same time.

Our Goals and Ambition[edit]

Through this project, we want to exhibit the monuments, structures, and places embedded in the everyday lives of the people of Bangladesh. The word, "Korikath" (Bengali: কড়িকাঠ) means the wooden beam used to support the roof of one-story buildings in the traditional house-making of Bangladesh. The name suggests going beyond our limited spaces and exploring the world while helping the world population to take part in the expedition by contributing to open-source media repositories like Wikimedia Commons.

The main targets we have selected for this project are:

  • Capturing and inserting appropriate pictures in the articles related to monuments or landmarks of different countries that currently have no picture;
  • Capturing and inserting better pictures in the articles related to monuments or landmarks of different countries that need better quality pictures;
  • Promoting lesser-known structures all around the world by adding high-quality pictures;
  • To provide a friendly working environment by following the friendly space policy for the newcomers to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Utilizing media files in Wikipedia and other wikimedia projects.

Current Targets[edit]

Phase 1[edit]

We are striving to cover South Dhaka in the initial phase. In this phase, we are trying to estimate the cost, capability, resources, impact, and other factors of the project. We are planning and organizing several photowalks in an effort to gather new and young commons contributors on one platform. The organizers alone are covering all costs of this phase. We are attempting to gather young Bangladeshi photographers on the platform that was lacking in the local movement for complicated reasons in addition to simply launching a photographic project. Following an evaluation of the results of this phase, we'll attempt to select the project's future course of action.

We are also working to make an infrastructure for this project in the phase.


Our initiatives in this phase:[edit]

  • Doing photowalks

Request Image[edit]

Please let us know in the talk page or by pressing the button if you come across places in or near Dhaka that lack a picture In the commons. Following that, our Photography Team will take pictures of the selected location and upload them in the commons.

Request Image