Street sign at George Floyd Memorial.

George Floyd and A Community of Care

George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. A memorial sprang up at the intersection of E. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue that quickly became a hub for community healthcare, food distribution, art-making, and protest. Months later, a self-organizing network continues to maintain this space for collective action.

At E. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, a self-organizing network explores what it means to construct and maintain a public memorial, a space for collective action.




  • Keith Eggener
  • Sandy Isenstadt
  • Despina Stratigakos

Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is a professor of anthropology at The New School in New York City.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Sandy Isenstadt

Sandy Isenstadt is a professor of architectural history at the University of Delaware, and a columnist for Places.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos is a columnist for Places and Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo.

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