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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