Join us for an evening of conversation with Henry Muñoz President and CEO of the architecture firm Muñoz & Company and Monxo López cartographer and South Bronx-based environmental activist as they discuss how cities can activate urban reform as a catalyst for economic growth, political equality, and environmental justice. Focusing on cities in the Southwest and Northeastern region of the United States, Muñoz and López examine how urban spaces can be financially sustainable, while honoring local histories, communities, and traditions.
Henry R. Muñoz III is the CEO and Chief Design Officer of Muñoz & Company, one of the largest and oldest minority-owned architectural practices in Texas. Under his direction, Muñoz & Company has been engaged in the research, development, and exploration of an architecture expressing the cultural experiences of Latinos in the United States. Mr. Muñoz ‘ prolific design of architectural works in the United States/Mexico Border Region has transformed the skylines of the Southwest. Muñoz & Company has won over 147 juried design awards at the local, state and national levels. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Monxo López is a cartographer, and South Bronx-based environmental activist. He teaches Latino and ethnic politics at Hunter College, Monxo is also a founding member of South Bronx Unite and a board member of the Mott Haven/Port Morris Community Land Stewards, the local Community Land Trust. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from CUNY’s Graduate Center, and an MA from Université Laval in Québec, Canada. His academic research revolves around spatiality, mapping, social justice, political theory, and Latino communities.
This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.