Pedro Juan Cruz Cruz
Pedro Juan Cruz Cruz is a multidisciplinary New York-based architect, educator, artists, and researcher from Puerto Rico. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Master of Architecture from the Spitzer School of Architecture (CCNY, CUNY), where he teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer. Pedro’s community-focused work is led by methods of graphic anthropology, documentation of urban informality, grassroots organizing, mutual aid, and self-resilience practices. He pursues independent research in New York and Puerto Rico, mainly focused on the socio-political, cultural, and temporal relationships in public and private spaces through design speculation and film. He’s work on in-formalized economies in urban spaces and coastal living has been supported by programs like Social Practice CUNY and the Community Planning fellowship from the Fund for the City of New York. His work has been published as part of the 2021 Year of Uncertainty, Building Culture exhibition, the ACSA 2021 Intersections Research Conference on Communities, and the 2022 Terra Multiplicity exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Trienniale as a winner of the Millennium BCP Universities Award. Pedro is also a practicing architectural designer and aspiring community planner at Marvel Architects where he continues learning about collective planning and resilience in New York and Puerto Rico.