Thursday December 14, 2017

Architecture & Urbanism

Looking Back: Ricardo Porro, Part 2

In memory of the architect, who died in December at the age of 89, here’s the second of two excerpts from an interview by Jorge Fernández, done in 2000, that appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura.

Looking Back: An Interview with Ricardo Porro, Part 1

In 2000, Jorge Fernández—currently director of the Wifredo Lam Center and the upcoming 12th Bienal de La Habana—sat down with Ricardo Porro, the lead architect of the National Art Schools (now ISA). The conversation spanned two days. In memory of Porro, here is the first of two excerpts from that interview, which originally appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura in honor of Porro’s 80th birthday.

Remembering Ricardo Porro

Ricardo Porro, the lead designer of Cuba’s National Art Schools, passed away in Paris on Christmas Day. He was 89 years old. Cuban Art News joins in celebrating his influential contributions to Cuban architecture, and architecture worldwide.

Focus on El Vedado: The 2014 Havana Urban Design Charrette

This spring, Havana once again hosted an international group of urban planners and designers, who joined their Cuban colleagues in envisioning new ideas for the district’s waterfronts and Calle Línea.

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 1

Last week, co-curators Holly Block and María Inés Rodríguez gave a tour of Beyond the Supersquare, the new show at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. An international look at the influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art, the show included several artists from Cuba—so many that we couldn’t fit all the photos into one article. Part 2 follows immediately after.
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