TONIKA JOHNSON

Photographer & Englewood Activist

TONIKA JOHNSON

#FoldedMap (an excerpt)

North Side, Edgewater neighborhood resident, Wade, in front of South Side resident, Nanette’s home in Englewood.

South Side, Englewood neighborhood resident Nanette on Northside resident, Wade’s porch in the Edgewater neighborhood.

North Side, Edgewater resident, Wade, sitting with Nanette on her porch in Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood.

South Side, Englewood resident, Nanette, sitting with Wade on his porch in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood of Edgewater.

6720 North Ashland

6720 South Ashland

What differences do you notice between intersections 6900 SOUTH Ashland and 6900 NORTH Ashland? #FoldedMap

Tonika explains #FoldedMap to the Chicago Sun-Times. See the complete article here: https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/activist-tonika-johnson-art-project-analyzes-chicago-segregation/

The story of Chicago is a tale of two cities. It is both the booming metropolis with world-class institutions and strong neighborhoods, but also is struggling with segregation and racial inequity. Tonika Johnson’s project, Folded Map, leverages the urban structure of Chicago to find the mirror points of the city and visually compares them through photographs as well as having residents from those communities meet eachother on video. The first iteration of Folded Map centers on North Side neighborhoods that correspond to Johnson’s South Side home, Englewood and will be on exhibition at Loyola University Museum of Art on Tuesday, July 3rd. To receive updates about Folded Map or participate as a potential resident pair, complete the following google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyw1KPlEw0N4LyUhTOuNnv5e1gsLZYyPxZ4oBYgsNp4himjA/viewform?usp=sf_link


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