Anthony García, winner of the 2017 CINTAS Prize in Architecture & Design, talks with Rosa Lowinger about tactical urbanism, cubanidad, and his CINTAS proposal, the Bungalow Project. Its goal: To help save the community and architectural fabric of Little Havana.
This year was marked by the deaths of several people whose achievements helped shape art on the island and internationally. We close 2017 by remembering individuals who made their mark on Cuban art and culture.
From baroque to midcentury modern to eclectico cubano, many of the island’s historic structures are embellished with decorative features and integral artworks. In an article adapted from the Getty Conservation Institute newsletter, Rosa Lowinger talks about steps being taken to preserve some of the most visible elements of Cuba’s architectural patrimony.
Across the harbor from the Old Havana district, a small seafaring settlement shares a hill with a fortress, a monumental statue of Christ, and some of the most breathtaking views in all of Havana. Architect and urbanist Felicia Chateloín Santiesteban looks at the life and history of Casablanca, and the turning point it faces for its future.