Janell Nelson from JNJ Creative, LLC

Disrupting Segregation by Teaching Folded Map

Grant awarded: $40,900

What began as a photo project by Chicago-based social justice artist Tonika Johnson, the Folded Map™ project aims to encourage reflection about what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. Sparked by inquiries from teachers, graphic design artist Janell Nelson and sociology professor Dr. Maria Krysan collaborated to realize creatively engaging assets for educators. Now, a student and teacher guide, posters and a companion website will support robust academic explorations encouraging us all to think about communities, race and inequality.