On Friday, October 12, NACLA will co-sponsor a screening of Unfinished Spaces, an award-winning documentary Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, at Cooper Union! RSVP today!
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.
Following the screening, a round table discussion will bring together the film's directors with leading theorists and architects to explore the impact of architecture on revolution and the role of revolution in shaping architectural expression.
Find out more about the film and view the trailer here.
The event is FREE! To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 12, 6:30-9:30pm
Cooper Union's Great Hall, in the Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York City