Video Lab: Reimagine Neighborhoods with Tonika Johnson

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Break down invisible barriers with social justice artist and photographer Tonika Johnson as part of the Art and Activism with AirGo series. She’ll share how she uses her creativity to explore urban segregation and document the black community. Using prompts from Johnson, you’ll interview your neighbor about where they live. Then you’ll edit your interview into a video clip on iPhone.

For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.

Tonika Lewis Johnson

Social Justice Artist

Johnson’s photography projects, Everyday Englewood and Folded Map, question how we are impacted by institutional conditions that segregate cities. She is one of the Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago.

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Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger are the executive producers and cohosts of the AirGo podcast. Through conversation, the podcast tells the stories of artists and organizers who are reshaping culture.

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