2021 / Spring


A Garden: The Living Room is a living regenerative art + agroecology project. The artwork was started in 2018 as a site for community events and experimental Art & Ecology works. The project cultivates relationships between soil, plants, and animals with the greater Albuquerque community. Located in the sculpture garden of the Albuquerque Museum, it grows year after year as Art & Ecology and Land Arts of the American West students explore specific topics and then respond creatively on-site in this living garden installation. In 2021, A Garden was formed around a series of creative research processes focused on the concept of nourishment and healing for community and land. Students were feeling the impact of both the pandemic and the racial/historic violence that local Albuquerque residents were grappling with over the Oñate Monument which is located close to the project site. Students engaged in an embodied site analysis and generated designs. They then worked collaboratively to weave these together into their final public Art + Agroecology project. The project includes a variety of plant habitats and site furnishings welcoming people and more-than-human creatures to share this space and cultivate nourishment.

Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM

This project was made possible through a partnership between Albuquerque Museum, SeedBroadcast, UNM Land Arts of the American West, and UNM Art & Ecology.


Blaise Koller

Eleonora Edreva

Emily Ganderton

Carlos Gomez

Jana Greiner

Stephan Lopez

Mary Mays

John R. Owen

Partners + Collaborators:

Albuquerque Museum

Art & Ecology Area at UNM

Beata Tsosie-Peña

Christie Green

Land Arts of the American West

Rosalee Lucero