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 database 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 DATABASE: 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. Commercial use of the images and data is prohibited. Whenever possible, the artists and photographers are identified. Please contact us with questions, concerns, or ideas for collaboration.

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