Walis Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist/researcher whose work documents the experience and poetics of the urban landscape through oral history, documentary film, artist walking practices, performance and socially engaged art. Her practice explores hidden fissures of culture and history that upend understanding of the political, economic and cultural structures to define the American condition. The Red Line Archive Project activates conversations about the personal and political affects of redlining using her own family story growing up in Brooklyn. She is a former 2017 Culture Push Fellow and a commissioned artist of Walking Lab, an international research collaborative network of artists, researchers and academics investigating the theory and practice of walking. She has presented and exhibited work at the Queens Museum, Flux Factory, Animart Conference, in Delphi, Greece, and the Oral History Summer School in Hudson, New York. Walis holds an MFA from Hunter College in Interactive Media and Advanced Documentary film and has taught at Parsons School of Design.