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Tonika Johnson: Folded Map Project
March 28, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm
Registration Closed

IMPORTANT: This is a PWP member-only event. You MUST RSVP to receive access to this event. 

RSVP deadline is March 27th, 5pm EST

Zoom information to access this event will be sent to registered attendees on Saturday, March 27th. 


The event format will be:


  • Brief Welcome
  • Introduction by Tonika Johnson
  • 30-Minute video presentation of the project and Tonika's background which will include photography and other media
  • Q&A session with will include additional media and examples from Tonika's work



Tonika Lewis Johnson is a photographer/social justice artist and life-long resident of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Englewood. She is also co-founder of two community-based organizations, Englewood Arts Collective and Resident Association of Greater Englewood, that mobilize people and resources for positive change in Greater Englewood.

Her multi-media project titled "Folded Map" that illustrates Chicago's residential segregation while bringing residents together to have a conversation, was exhibited at Loyola University's Museum of Art in 2018. Since then she has transformed this project into an advocacy and policy-influencing tool that invites audiences to open a dialogue and question how we are all socially impacted by racial and institutional conditions that segregate the city. 

She recently formalized the Folded Map project into a non-profit organization where she serves as the Creative Executive Officer. She is also a member of the Cultural Advisory Council of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events by the Chicago City Council and was named one of Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago in 2019. Most recently, she was selected to be the National Public Housing Museum's 2021 Artist as Instigator to work on her next project "Inequity for Sale," highlighting the living history of Greater Englewood homes sold on Land Sale Contracts in the 50's and 60's.