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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 and student research collaborators Tiaryn Daniels, Summer Erickson, Shukrani Nangwala, Hannah Shogren-Smith, and Chioma Uwagwu. Based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

More about this project:

Additional work by the Urban Art Mapping Research Project: 

Covid-19 Street art database

George Floyd Street Art / Saint Paul Storymap

Midway Murals Storymap

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 hmshirey@stthomas.edu
  • Instagram: @urbanartmapping
  • Twitter: @mappingart