Redlining maps are what made me aware of that institutional racism undergirds our nation's policies. I made maps with words in the background to represent the consequences of the racist policies and to bring awareness to people who don't know that they were used to segregate America.
“The first intent was not to create art about redlining,” she explained. “It was for me, exploring why my family only lived in a certain part of Birmingham. And I wanted to capture memories for my family, take pictures of houses that my grandmother lived in or my aunts and uncles lived in.” (Photo by Nik Layman)
Greg Edwards overlays celebrities faces on the cities they are from.
"The Red Line Archive is a mobile public art project that engages New York City residents in a conversation about race and the history of the 1938 Red Line Map that helped create the segregated urban landscapes of the city. This “cabinet of curiosities” is wheeled along city streets, inviting people to freely associate about personal artifacts and documents from the artist’s family history in gentrifying Brooklyn and ephemera collected during four artist walks in and along the periphery of redlined neighborhoods.son to do business with you."