Streetart: To some a nuisance, to others an artistic expression with deep meaning.
In this special episode, Dr. Heather Shirey, Dr. Todd Lawrence, and student researcher Chioma Uwagwu speak about the George Floyd Streetart Database Project, an initiative of St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN.
Using this amazing resource, the GAI recently completed a multimedia project about street art in Minnesota and around the world that has been created after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
You can find the GAI’s project here: https://www.gaimn.org/streetart
Our project was inspired by the Goethe-Institut’s #ARTBITS blog, a photo collection, and a series of articles about street art discoveries and artists in cities throughout Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.
As part of our project, the GAI recorded a video with Dr. Lawrence. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/weCULizSXaM
Correction: In the intro, I erroneously noted the month of George Floyd’s murder as March. His death was on May 25, 2020. ~Michael