Folded Map Project
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Black Chicagoans Were Cheated Out Of Owning Homes For Decades. This Englewood Art Project Shows Racism’s Lasting Impact
Land sale contracts charged Black Chicagoans exorbitant prices for homes they'd never be allowed to own. "Inequity For Sale" shows how that practice bred inequity in communities like Englewood.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 10: The Folded Map Project
Tonika Lewis Johnson and Maria Krysan interviewed 30 people about how they first confronted — and eventually combated — harmful narratives about Chicago's South and West sides.
When West Sider Told College Classmates Where She Was From, Everything Changed: ‘I Was Categorized … As Hood’
In our final story in the Folded Map "Don't Go" series, Leslie Cortez shares the pain of being treated as dangerous or lesser-than — just because of her address.
A Piano Repairman Was Told There Was A Lot Of Potential Business On The South Side. Why? Other Workers Won’t Go There: ‘You Gotta Be Kidding Me’
In Part Four of our Folded Map series, a piano repairman shares his experiences serving communities that are ignored by other contractors due to misconceptions and racism.
How This Englewood Engineer Became A Full-Time ‘Defender’ Of The South Side
When Tiana Morgan began college, she was warned to stay away from the South Side — where she was born and raised. As she rose in her career, she became dedicated to challenging harmful narratives about her community.
IIT Student Was Told Don’t ‘Go Past 35th Street.’ He Ignored The Advice — And Found Home On The South Side
Instead of making assumptions about the people living in unfamiliar and purportedly unsafe neighborhoods, one resident learned important lessons about humanity.
Her Whole Life, A North Side Shop Owner Was Told To Avoid The South Side. The Folded Map Project Helped Her Challenge That
The racial justice uprisings of 2020 inspired Adrianne Hawthorne to challenge things she was taught as a child. Now, her North Side shop promotes artists from all over the city, and she's no longer afraid of taking the "wrong" exit.
Find Your Chicago Map Twin — And Better Understand What Life Is Like On The Other Side Of The City — With Free Folded Map Kits
Participants can learn about the city's structural inequality by finding their map twin and running errands in that community.
Some Black Kids Don’t Feel Welcome On The North Side. ‘Folded Map’ Artist Collaborated With Students To Find Out Why
A Chicago Park District program led by Tonika Johnson gives teens and young adults an opportunity to learn about the city — and themselves.