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GEORGE FLOYD AND ANTI-RACIST STREET ART ARCHIVE

URBAN ART MAPPING is a multi-disciplinary research team dedicated to documenting and analyzing street art. Artists and writers producing work in the streets – including tags, graffiti, murals, stickers, and other installations on walls, pavement, and signs – are in a unique position to respond quickly and effectively in a moment of crisis. Street art’s ephemeral nature serves to reveal very immediate and sometimes fleeting responses, often in a manner that can be raw and direct. At the same time, in the context of a crisis, street art also has the potential to transform urban space and foster a sustained political dialogue, reaching a wide audience and making change possible.

The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art archive seeks to document street art from around the world created as part of an ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

HOW TO USE THIS ARCHIVE: Choose “browse collections” to explore organized around several prevalent themes. Click on "browse map" to find images based on location, explore "browse tags," or identify images based on key words.

USE OF IMAGES: This archive is a repository for images made available for research and education only. Commercial use of the images and data is prohibited. When possible, the artists and photographers are identified. In many cases, we are not able to identify creators of these pieces. Indeed, many pieces were intentionally created anonymously. Please contact us with any missing attributions, questions, concerns, or ideas for collaboration. 

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Protest signs and artwork on the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence, Date: 20 December 2020

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Protest signs and posters on the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence, located on the north side of Lafayette Park in Washington D.C.

Protest signs and artwork on the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence, Date: 09 December 2020

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Protest signs and posters on the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence, located on the north side of Lafayette Park in Washington D.C.