Folded Map Segregation Project Continues To Unfold

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#FoldedMap participants Carmen Arnold-Stratton (right) of the 5600 block of S. Winchester in Englewood, and Brighid O'Shaughnessy (left) of the 6500 block of N. Winchester in Rogers Park embrace after their first visit. Tonika Johnson, Julie Dervin
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#FoldedMap participants Carmen Arnold-Stratton (right) of the 5600 block of S. Winchester in Englewood, and Brighid O'Shaughnessy (left) of the 6500 block of N. Winchester in Rogers Park embrace after their first visit. Tonika Johnson, Julie Dervin

Folded Map Segregation Project Continues To Unfold

Englewood and Rogers Park. They’re two neighborhoods on opposite sides of the city, but because of Chicago’s grid system, their street addresses look very similar.

Inspired by the city’s grid, and its segregation, photographer Tonika Johnson started the Folded Map Project. Johnson connects people with twin addresses—for example, 6300 North Paulina and 6300 South Paulina—and documents these map twins meeting for the first time.

What started as a photography project became an art exhibit, a stage play, and, most recently, a website. Johnson stops by for the latest on her project.

GUEST: Tonika Johnson, photographer and Englewood activist

Janell Nelson, graphic designer, one half of husband-and-wife design firm JNJ Creative