The Folded Map Project

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This hybrid program will be offered both virtually and in-person. Program formats are subject to change. Registrants will receive an email notifying them of any such changes.

Tonika Lewis Johnson's Folded Map™ Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago. She investigates what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. What started as a photographic study quickly evolved into a multimedia exploration with video interviews. The project invites audiences to open a dialogue and question how we are all impacted by social, racial, and institutional conditions that segregate the city. At this program, we will learn more about this exciting project and engage in a dialog with Tonika herself to gain a better understanding of how our urban environment is structured and how we can contribute to a solution. 


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