View the April 20, 2021 video of the talk and discussion
In the final Teach-in Tuesday for spring semester on April 20, 2021, with the main presentation being offered by:
The streamed presentation will be followed by interdisciplinary commentaries offered by:
The mural depicting George Floyd painted by local artists on the side wall of Cup Foods at 38th St and Chicago in Minneapolis initially transformed a location that was a tragic marker of an extrajudicial antiblack murder into an important community space for memorialization, organizing, fellowship, and healing, but also became a site of conflict and negotiation. A simple tag reading "Mama," written on a wall near the location of intense conflict between protesters and the police, can be read as an equally powerful call for transformational change. Starting with works such as these, this database seeks to collect ephemeral imagery of all types, large and small, commissioned and uncomissioned, covering a tremendously wide range of approaches and perspectives.
Image by Nicole Peterson. Private residence parking garage door in Minneapolis, MN. https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/2075
Over time and as the ongoing Covid-19 crisis unfolds, the Urban Art Mapping Covid-19 Street Art database seeks to document examples of Covid-19 related street art from around the world. The database will serve as the repository for images and a future resource for scholars and artists by way of metadata that is freely available. In addition, the project involves an analysis of the themes and issues that appear in street art, explored in relation to local experiences, responses, and attitudes.
Image by @coronastreetart. Nurse in snow, a large-scale snow drawing on a street in Potvino, Moscow. https://covid19streetart.omeka.net/items/show/623
(Articles are in chronological order)
(alphabetical by first author's last name)
Use these to search for articles or examples of artwork
Search LibrarySearch for the subjects "Street art" or "Graffiti" to find books, videos, journals, and more on those topics. Here are a few of the books we have: