Few Louisvillians have had the global reach of Derby City’s favorite son, Muhammad Ali. As an athlete, activist, artist, and humanitarian, Ali’s impact on our society cannot be overstated. In January 2021, as part of the Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life commemorative project, the ULCGIS collaborated with the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, and the Bridwell Art Library, to create a digital Storymap highlighting Louisville’s many works of public art dedicated to remembering our hometown hero.
Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the Center for GIS designed a rich interactive experience integrating the textual and multimedia content curated by the Bridwell Art Library using the ArcGIS Storymaps platform. We were so excited to help our partners conceive and achieve their vision for place-based storytelling, that takes the audience to the streets of Louisville where Ali lived so many formative years, and where remembrances of his legacy dot the landscape across the city.
Have a great idea for a Storymap? Give us a shout and let’s make it happen!