URBAN ART MAPPING is a multi-disciplinary research team dedicated to documenting and analyzing street art. Artists and writers producing work in the streets – including tags, graffiti, murals, stickers, and other installations on walls, pavement, and signs – are in a unique position to respond quickly and effectively in a moment of crisis. Street art’s ephemeral nature serves to reveal very immediate and sometimes fleeting responses, often in a manner that can be raw and direct. At the same time, in the context of a crisis, street art also has the potential to transform urban space and foster a sustained political dialogue, reaching a wide audience and making change possible.

The Urban Art Mapping Reproductive Rights Street Art database seeks to document street art from around the world relating to reproductive rights.

HOW TO USE THIS DATABASE: Choose “browse collections” to explore organized around several prevalent themes. Click on "browse map" to find images based on location, explore "browse tags," or identify images based on key words.

USE OF IMAGES: This archive is a repository for images made available for research and education. Commercial use of the images and data is prohibited. Whenever possible, the artists and photographers are identified. Please contact us with questions, concerns, or ideas for collaboration.

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Life Empowers


"Life Empowers" is written in chalk on the sidewalk. In between the words, is a fetus with an umbilical cord.

My Body My Choice


A heart is drawn on the sidewalk in chalk. Inside the heart, "Life" is written in white. The drawing was defaced with "My Body My Choice."

Does Not Kill


A paste-up on a metal box portrays a fetus in the womb. "Quem ama não!" is written next to the fetus.