Lindsey Mancini (previously Lindsey Davis) is an arts accessibility activist and digital strategist studying the essential connectedness—or disconnectedness—between art and community.
Based in New Haven, Connecticut, she currently works as assistant director of communications at the Yale School of Art, and teaches as an adjunct professor of contemporary art at Eastern Connecticut State University. Through her lifelong practice as a chronicler of art in public spaces, Lindsey also developed and directs the documentary nonprofit ArtAround, an original open-source web platform for mapping art in public spaces. Her blog and ArtAround’s digital publication, the Arrow, functions as the editorial component of this project.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts, Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. In 2017 she earned an MS with distinction in the history of art & design from Pratt Institute, where she concentrated in contemporary art and wrote her 80-page thesis on street art theory. In 2012 she graduated from New York University with a BA in journalism and art history, and a minor in mathematics.
From 2015-2018 she served as the digital content editor for the Peabody Award-winning nonprofit Art21. Since 2012, she has also worked as an arts editor and writer for places like the Art21 Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Academy of Art University, the international online gallery Artsia, and art outlets and blogs like Art Nerd, Rooms Magazine, Artfetch, Artscope Magazine in New England, and artcollector magazine in Switzerland.