The Mapping Arts Project maps cities through places where artists have lived and worked historically. Each city in the project focuses on a specific time period, connecting artists to places where they have lived, worked, or visited through maps, photographs and documents, and ethnographic and historical narratives. The project was created by artist and cultural anthropologist Lara Stein Pardo, and is run by Blackbird Arts and Research.
Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, we aim to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world. Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press. On Twitter at @Transition_Mag