About

  • The 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 a repository for images and a future resource for scholars and artists through metadata that is freely available for educational use and research. In addition, the provided metadata allows for an analysis of the themes and issues that appear in street art, explored in terms of local experiences, responses, and attitudes.  

    The George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art Database was 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:  

    Liz Allie, Tiaryn Daniels, Amber Delgado, Summer Erickson, Malaki Jackson, Owen Larson, Shukrani Nangwala, Ellie Patronas, Adem Ojulu, Frederica Simmons, Maggie Stout, Olivia Tjokrosetio, Chioma Uwagwu, Eve Wasylik, and Rachel Weiher. 

    The Urban Art Mapping Project is based at 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 

    Eco 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
    • Erik Moore, Head, University Archives & Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy University of Minnesota Archives 

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

    All image reproduction rights remain with the artist/image producer. Metadata is available for research use.