Wikitalkoot

Wikitalkoot is a talkoo or ”collaborative campaign” started by Lisa Sounio-Ahtisaari and Marko Ahtisaari. The goal by May 17th 2014 is to improve the visibility of Finland and Finnish culture in the world’s free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

We invite all Finns and friends of Finland to participate. Lets together improve the most important Wikipedia articles covering Finland in the biggest European languages. The goal is to also refresh these articles visually by adding better photography.

The campaign starts with a list of about one hundred articles. We ask your help to improve these articles first. We begin by improving the English language articles and then expand to other languages and add more articles.

Whether it’s a question of snowboarders, conductors, heavy metal bands, formula 1 drivers, cooks, cities, stone churches, music festivals or local delicacies, the unique culture of Finland deserves to be more visible on the web!

 How can I participate?

  1. Take a look at the first list of articles
  2. Choose a topic or person that you’re interested in.
  3. If an English language article on Wikipedia already exists, you can improve it by adding facts based on public sources. If you speak Finnish or Swedish you can use articles in those languages as a starting point.
  4. If no English language article exists yet, you can create it. If you speak Finnish or Swedish you can use articles in those languages as a starting point.
  5. Invite your friends to join you in the Wikitalkoot.
  6. Tell about what you’ve done using the hashtag #wikitalkoot. You can download the Wikitalkoot logo here.

If you can’t find an article you want to improve on the list, fear not! Create your own. If you want to have an article added to the list on this pages email us at wikitalkoot@gmail.com

Wikitalkoot initial list

BUILDINGS

  • Finlandia Hall EN
  • Dipoli FI
  • Helsinki Cathedral EN
  • Helsinki railway station EN
  • Halosenniemi FI
  • Kerimäen kirkko FI
  • Kärsämäen paanukirkko FI
  • Lohjan Pyhän Laurin kirkko FI
  • Suomen majakat FI
  • Naantalin kirkko FI
  • Paimio Sanatorium EN
  • Parikkalan kirkko FI
  • Porvoo Cathedral EN
  • Seinäjoen kirjasto FI
  • Suvikumpu ei omaa artikkelia
  • Säynätsalo Town Hall EN
  • Tampere Cathedral EN
  • Tapiolan kirkko FI
  • Turku Cathedral FI
  • Turku City Library EN
  • Uspenski Cathedral EN
  • Viikin kirkko FI
  • Villa Mairea EN
  • Vuoksenniskan kirkko FI

MUSEUMS

CITIES

  • List of cities in Finland FI

FOOD AND LOCAL DELICACIES

  • The Finnish Kitchen FI
    • More items coming…

FESTIVALS

MUSICIANS

  • Apocalyptica EN
  • Ralf Gothoni EN
  • HIM EN
  • Okko Kamu EN
  • Joonas Kokkonen EN
  • Anu Komsi FI
  • Pekka Kuusisto EN
  • Anna-Mari Kähärä FI
  • Magnus Lindberg EN
  • Lordi EN
  • Karita Mattila EN
  • Meta4 FI
  • Olli Mustonen EN
  • Susanna Mälkki EN
  • Sakari Oramo EN
  • Jukka Perko FI
  • Kimmo Pohjonen EN
  • The Rasmus EN
  • Rinneradio EN
  • Kaija Saariaho EN
  • Aulis Sallinen EN
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen EN
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste EN
  • Leif Segerstam EN
  • Jean Sibelius EN
  • Jimi Tenor EN
  • Mika Vainio FI
  • Elina Vähälä EN
  • Värttinä EN

SPORTS

  • Markku Alén EN
  • Marcus Grönholm EN
  • Mika Häkkinen EN
  • Sami Jauhojärvi EN
  • Juha Kankkunen EN
  • Heikki Kovalainen EN
  • Jari Kurri EN
  • Jari Litmanen EN
  • Tommi Mäkinen EN
  • Sari Multala EN
  • Iivo Niskanen EN
  • Paavo Nurmi EN
  • Tuuli Petäjä-Siren EN
  • Esko Rechardt FI
  • Enni Rukajärvi EN
  • Kimi Räikkönen EN
  • Teemu Selänne EN
  • Ari Vatanen EN
  • Lasse Viren EN

ARTS, LITERATURE, DANCE AND THEATRE

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Alvar Aalto EN
  • Eero Aarnio EN
  • Simo Heikkilä FI
  • Heikkinen-Komonen EN
  • JKMM FI
  • Ville Kokkonen ei omaa artikkelia
  • Harri Koskinen EN
  • Vuokko Nurmesniemi EN
  • Juhani Pallasmaa EN
  • Minna Parikka FI
  • Reima ja Raili Pietilä EN
  • Viljo Revell EN
  • Eero Saarinen EN
  • Eliel Saarinen EN
  • Paola Suhonen FI
  • Ilkka Suppanen FI
  • Oiva Toikka EN
  • Tiia Vanhatapio FI

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