Belonging is a community-engagement, participatory project with three components: storytelling workshops with immigrant groups to elicit personal stories of place, home, and belonging; site-related place markers with excerpts of narratives and creative response activities; and a ‘zine (self-published magazine) with a map of the place markers. Albuquerque, NM-based community-engaged project organized by Sanitary Tortilla Factory artist-in-residence Christine Wong Yap during Summer 2017.

An exhibition marked the end of the residency and the launch of the zine and signs.

a participant mapping their journey

Exhibition view, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM.

The Belonging Zine Release and Open-Studio-in-Closing was on view July 7–28, 2017 at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory.

Exhibition: Christine Wong Yap with public participants, Belonging, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable. Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM.

Photos with icon: Michael Apolo Gomez.