Artists in Conversation: Tonika Lewis Johnson and Paola Aguirre - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Artists in Conversation: Tonika Lewis Johnson and Paola Aguirre

September 4, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m. CT

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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Hosted by: Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

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Join LUMA and MPC for a discussion between artist Tonika Lewis Johnson and architectural and urban designer Paola Aguirre on their Folded Map collaboration. Aguirre designed the mural-sized, interactive map featured in the exhibition. Marisa Novara, MPC Vice President, will introduce the conversation. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

About the Folded Map exhibition

Tonika Lewis Johnson’s ongoing Folded Map project connects residents who live at corresponding addresses in the North and South Side neighborhoods of Chicago. By documenting architectural aspects of the neighborhoods and conversations between residents, Lewis Johnson demonstrates how a city of renowned institutions and robust tourism is also a city that struggles with issues of racial inequality and segregation. This exhibition was organized in partnership with Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research & Learning and the Public History Program.

The exhibition runs at LUMA until October 20, 2018. Check out the museum's current exhibitions.

For more information on the project, visit Tonika Lewis Johnson's website.

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