The Racial Geography Tour
The Racial Geography Tour is an interactive guided exploration of the historic origins of the University of Texas at Austin’s buildings, landmarks, and spaces. Through 360º videos learn about how ideas of race and gender are sedimented in the architecture, landscape, and layout of the campus. Supplementary materials explore such social and historical themes as commemorative memorialization, the Lost Cause, Confederate flags, patriotic white nationalism, student protest, desegregation, women and the University, blackface and minstrelsy. This project is designed to create an educational experience and provide a teaching tool. The tour invites users to come to grips with the historical and present realities of UT and the city of Austin.