Folded Map Project by Tonika Johnson

“Tonika Lewis Johnson’s Folded Map™ Project visually connects residents [map twins] 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. . . . These Address Pairs serve not as mirror images of each other, but reflections on the history of Chicago—specifically the effect of years of disinvestment and segregation. . . . Johnson said. ‘It helps people understand that there’s a difference in investment in city resources and infrastructure. When people look at those photos, they’re able to see the difference in the sidewalks, the landscape, sometimes even just the streets themselves and the maintenance of the buildings.”  Check out the projects website and watch WTTW’s report on the exhibit and the project.

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