Johanna Gilligan

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Johanna Gilligan is the community development director at Homewise Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Arts & Culture

Albuquerque Artists Sustain Connection Despite Social Distancing

Placemaking is an inherently in-person practice, but it doesn’t always have to be. In Albuquerque, an exhibit was reimagined to highlight the work of local photographers, who captured striking images of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

two couples dance in traditional Mexican ballet folklorico style
Arts & Culture

Redevelopment That Preserves Cultural Heritage

Preserving and fortifying longstanding culture is key to social cohesion in a community. How can we make sure it’s given equal priority when planning for and funding redevelopment?

B. Ruppe drugstore in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM
Arts & Culture

Regenerating a Place of Cultural Pride and Healing in Albuquerque’s Barelas Neighborhood

Restoring a community’s culturally significant site in Albuquerque to be a true economic resource as well as a source of healing.