Carlos Martinez is a Colombian-born artist, environmentalist, and advocate based in Jackson Heights, Queens. His practice ranges from site-specific interventions to community-based projects exploring contemporary urban issues. By integrating his artistic practice and professional background, Carlos advocates for access and activation of public spaces as platforms for social change. He co-founded Hibridos Collective, an interdisciplinary collaborative working to re-envision spaces through community-based art practices. The collective works at the intersection of art and community through collaborations with neighbors and artists in sidewalks, parks, plazas and other unexpected and unprecedented spaces. Before working for NYC Parks GreenThumb, the largest community gardening program in the nation, Carlos was the Catalyst Program Manager at Partnerships for Parks. Carlos holds a B.S. from the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (Colombia) in environmental administration and is pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning at Hunter College.