daniel johnson is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, public historian, and dad working in community in the US Southeast. Focused on agency, equity, and the formation of agreements, johnson roots the artistic process in the unfolding, intersecting stories of everyday life. Through deep listening, reflections on belonging, and facilitated community storytelling, johnson works with groups of people to harness their unique cultural expressions in a co-design process to disrupt power dynamics and realize shared intentions. johnson firmly believes that the communicative, connective power of culture provides the most powerful tools for forming affinity and focusing energies toward practical impacts for everyday life. He currently serves as the Board Secretary for both Alternate ROOTS and the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production. His work has been featured by PolicyLink, Center for the Future of Museums, Georgetown University’s Gnovis journal, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development Innovation Review, and Mississippi Today.
PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort