This project has been designed and developed by Lara Stein Pardo, with the support and collaboration of numerous people, institutions, and organizations.

Mapping Arts Project-Providence was launched at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage in connection with the course, Space and Place: Geographies of the Black Atlantic.

Keila Davis is the Project Manager.

Felicia Bevel and Lydia Kelow-Bennett are Researchers.

The website was designed and developed in collaboration with Efeqdev Design and Web Development.

The Mapping Arts Project is made possible, in part, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and through partnerships with the Arts of Citizenship at the University of Michigan, the Deering Estate at Cutler Bay, and Blackbird Arts and Research.



We have made every attempt to obtain permission for and identify the source of images and documents included in this project. As a project of Blackbird Arts and Research, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our purpose is to share the images and documents free of charge for artistic, educational, research, and general public knowledge purposes. Unless otherwise noted, we do not own the copyright for images and documents used in the project or displayed on the website. No part of this site, including maps, images, documents, or text from this site should be used for any purpose, without consent. If you have more information about an artist, location, image, or document, please contact us at