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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Notes on Gentrification

on our street, twice a day- a steady stream of people travel to and from the Albuquerque Rescue Mission for food and additional resources. In my mind, it is a welcome reminder of privilege and deep disparities thickening in our communities. Last summer, we hosted our first social practice visiting artist. Christine Wong Yap’s project, Belonging was an outsider’s foray into one’s sense of belonging in a community.  (to be continued) 

two years ago(2016)…..”Let’s make this the next Wynwood”, neighbor business owner. Little did they know I had just returned from Miami a few weeks ago. I had stumbled upon the remnants of what appeared to be an industrial, working class neighborhood turned art party funded by huge wealth connected to BMW, UBS and the deep pockets of blue chip galleries. A year before that I had started reading about the relationship between artists and gentrification. I had just spent the past 8 years spending much of my time on my hands and knees setting tile in the mcmansions on the east side to pour all my income in the creating a sustainable art space.