MAPPING GEORGE FLOYD AND ANTI-RACIST 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.
SUBMISSIONS: This database starts small and will grow exponentially over time, just as the movement takes power. Given the global scope of this database and the extremely ephemeral nature of art and writing in the streets, crowdsourcing is essential to the expansion of this project. Have you seen works in the streets (murals, paintings on plywood, graffiti, stickers, etc) near you? Please submit information and images to the database using Contribute an Item in the menu.
Images are collected in this database for educational purposes and are not intended for commercial use. Reproduction rights for all images remain with the creators/photographers.
Whenever possible we have included the names of individuals and groups responsible for creating these works. If you find you not credited for your work and would like to be, please let us know! (contact Dr. Heather Shirey at firstname.lastname@example.org)
A pasteup of Thomas Jefferson wearing a facemask with text on it reading "I Can't Breathe."
This collection includes a extremely large variety of works paying tribute or memorializing George Floyd, from simple tags to large portraits.