Sustainability and Placemaking in Latinx Communities will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. at the Social Science Building, Rm. 8417, on 1180 Observatory Drive.
This event features three speakers who will address the ways that Latinx communities strive to build livable environments in the Midwest through cultural expression. Speakers include Delia Fernández-Jones, Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University; Gibran Villalobos, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Institute for Museum and Library Service; and Claire Fox, M.F. Carpenter Professor of English, University of Iowa. Fernández-Jones will discuss MexiRican communities in Michigan, Villalobos will discuss the practices of artmaking that recycle and renew urban environments, and Fox will discuss practices of radical hospitality for immigrants and migrants.
The three speakers are celebrating the publication of Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest (University of Illinois Press, 2022).