Engage with the Project


purple and pink instagram square logo with resist art hashtag

No matter if you join us for an in-person walking tour or you decide to wander around using the MyGPSCity app or the print version with the Linktree, we invite you to contribute to our #SJResistArt Instagram campaign. 

Here's what you do:

  1. Take the tour.
  2. While at any public artwork, take a selfie or image with the artwork to reflect this idea of art as resistance. Your image might actively challenge narrow and exclusionary interpretations of local history through public art creation, through both impermanent creations, such as graffiti murals, and more permanent large scale public sculptures, and utilize public art as a space of resistance, resisting both colonialist histories and recent narratives of urban demise through the beautification of urban space via art that showcases the diverse and vibrant life of the city. 
  3. Post to Instagram with the hashtag, #SJResistArt.
  4. Keep your DMs open to hear if your post was selected for inclusion in the public exhibit on April 24 at the Hammer Theatre!
  5. Join us on April 24 1:30-4:30pm to see all of the entries and hear a panel of local artists, activists, and scholars discuss resistance through art. Registration required - free and open to the public

Feedback about the Tour

(in-person or self-guided)

We value your response to this walking tour created by San José State University faculty and students in collaboration with our surrounding San José community organizations. Please take a moment to complete this quick survey (~7mins). 

Program: "Public Art as Resistance in San José"

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZZMVTW
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/29TTVLC 

Comments or Questions?

Email Dr. Katherine D. Harris, Project Investigator for "Public Art as Resistance in San José"