Hypebeast: Artists Rights Society and Plywood Project to Create Massive Database of Protest Art

Hypebeast: Artists Rights Society and Plywood Project to Create Massive Database of Protest Art. “The Artists Rights Society (ARS) is teaming up with Plywood Project to launch an open-source database of all protest and street art from demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in May. ‘This database—built in consultation with ARS—will be open-source and collaborative: anyone will be able to add to it and help in its attribution,’ as per a statement.”

New Database: George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art

Spotted via Reddit: George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art. From the About page: “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.”

Pioneer Interview: Lenny Bogdonoff (Pioneer)

Pioneer: Pioneer Interview: Lenny Bogdonoff. “Lenny Bogdonoff, a New York-based software engineer and graffiti artist, is creating the world’s first digital genealogy of street art. He played and won a Pioneer tournament while developing a set of machine learning tools for his project, Public Art. By gathering photos from around the internet and using machine learning models to identify street art, Public Art aims to digitally preserve murals around the world. “

Queen Mary University of London: Investigating representations of gender-based violence

Queen Mary University of London: Investigating representations of gender-based violence. “Using interdisciplinary research methods, the two-year study will focus on how four types of violence (domestic abuse, trafficking, street harassment, menstruation-based discrimination) are portrayed in graphic print publications such as comics and public graphic expressions including murals, graffiti and street art. The research will also examine how stakeholders, including activists and artists, use graphic art as an awareness-raising tool. The work aims to foster knowledge exchange via local research hubs. It will result in two creative initiatives with local arts and non-governmental organisations: an open-access digital archive of representations of gender-based violence and a series of workshops for 600 girls aged between 12 and 17.”

Nevada Today: University Community Invited to Experience Reno’s Street Art Like Never Before

Nevada Today: University Community Invited to Experience Reno’s Street Art Like Never Before . “Because murals are ephemeral, the Digital Initiatives Department within University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno decided in the spring of 2017 to design a project to digitally preserve and catalog the influx of street art being created in Reno. The Reno Street Art Project is comprised of a digital archive and multimedia virtual reality (VR) time capsule highlighting street art on display in Reno between July 2017 – December 2017.”

AJC: New website provides street art map to murals all over Atlanta

AJC: New website provides street art map to murals all over Atlanta . “Atlanta wears its street art like a brilliant, colorful badge of honor. In some neighborhoods, one would be hard-pressed to find a wall that hasn’t already been commandeered by one of many notable artists. Atlanta Street Art Map, created by a man aptly-named Art Rudick, is a website that documents as much of the city’s street art as possible. The retired engineer became interested in the medium during a walking tour of Bushwick in New York and now maintains the site as a hobby, the website says.”