unCOMMON GROUND is a summer collaboration featuring exhibitions and programs exploring self-sufficiency, community and visions of utopia. Presented by 516 ARTS and the Alvarado Urban Farm, the series centers around the exhibitions at 516 ARTS and includes outdoor events, films, interactive projects, talks, performances, readings and youth activities, with partners Basement Films, The Box Performance Space, Center for Contemporary Art, Downtown Action Team, FUSION theatre Company, The Guild Cinema, the Harwood Art Center, Littleglobe and Re-Source.
See the calendar or a download the guide for a listing of events and more details.
Many of the events for unCOMMON GROUND plan to take place at the new Alvarado Urban Farm, located in the heart of the Alvarado Transportation District at the Green Commons site on Silver Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets. This demonstration project is a unique collaboration of commercial and community farms, weekday farmer’s market, Petanque/Bocce courts, entertainment and education. This Historic District Improvement Company, LLC initiative is made possible by a temporary licensing agreement with the City of Albuquerque and Romero Rose, LLC. The project will be managed by the Downtown Action Team as an extension of the Downtown Growers Market. For more information, visit www.alvaradourbanfarm.com.
Image: Roberta Price, Making Adobes, Reality Construction Company on mesa near Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, June 1969