Project goals: The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database seeks to document examples of street art from around the world that have emerged in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd as part of an ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality. The database will serve as repository for images and a future resource for scholars and artists by way of metadata that is freely available. In addition, the project will make possible an analysis of the themes and issues that appear in street art, explored in relation to local experiences, responses, and attitudes.
Created by: Dr. Todd Lawrence, Dr. Paul Lorah, and Dr. Heather Shirey with the Urban Art Mapping Research Project.
Student research collaborators (past and present) include Tiaryn Daniels, Summer Erickson, Shukrani Nangwala, Hannah Shogren-Smith, Frederica Simmons, Chioma Uwagwu, Eve Wasylik, and Rachel Weiher.
Based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
More about this project:
- Kyeland Jackson, “This Minnesota Project Is Building a Map of Every George Floyd Mural in the World,” PBS Newshour, June 26, 2020.
- Amy Carlson Gustafson, “St. Thomas Documents George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art From Across the Globe,” Newsroom, June 23, 2020.
Additional work by the Urban Art Mapping Research Project:
A special thank you to the following individuals and groups:
- Dr. Ann Graf, Assistant Professor, College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, Simmons University for guidance in developing a core list of terminology for describing works of art.
Questions? Comments? Additional information on works in the database?:
- Contact: Dr. Heather Shirey at email@example.com
- Instagram: @urbanartmapping
- Twitter: @mappingart