Special Episode: George Floyd Street Art & University of St. Thomas
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://gai-mn.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. To learn more about #artbits, please visit https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/art/abi.html. The full database of street art from our guests is here: https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/. 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 ### Since 1957 The Germanic American Institute has been building cultural bridges between the American Midwest and German-speaking European countries. We cordially invite you on the inside, to join us as we share insights into German grammar, the German cultural experience, we’ll look at current topics, and we’ll let you know about all the events that we are involved in, and you can participate in. If you'd like us to answer any questions you may have about our content, history, grammar, etc. please email us at email@example.com and we'll answer your question in the next episode.