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 serves as repository for images and a future resource for scholars and artists by way of metadata that is freely available for educational use and research. 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, Amber Delgado, Summer Erickson, Shukrani Nangwala, Adem Ojulu, Frederica Simmons, Hannah Shogren-Smith, Olivia Tjokrosetio, 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

Additional work by the Urban Art Mapping Research Project: 

Covid-19 Street art database

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.
  • Christy Dent, Visual Resources Curator at the University of St. Thomas

Questions? Comments? Additional information on works in the database?:

  • Contact: Dr. Heather Shirey at hmshirey@stthomas.edu and urbanartmapping@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @urbanartmapping
  • Twitter: @mappingart