Cuba is a hot topic following the announcement by President Obama of restored diplomatic relations and relaxed travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba. Within the world of architecture, the most important development has been the passing of esteemed architect Ricardo Porro whose legacy was the creation of Cuba's National Art Schools. Along with these developments, Docomomo US is exploring the possibility an educational tour of Cuba in the Fall of 2015, and there have been a rise in the number of noteworthy articles covering modernism in Cuba.
Photo (left): "Unfinished Spaces" by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray featured in the Dec. 29, 2014 article of The New York Times
- Read Ricardo Porro's obituary in the New York Times by David W. Dunlap that highlights his accomplishments and struggles "Ricardo Porro, Exiled Cuban Architect, Dies at 89"
- Read an interesting article by Belmont Freeman, principle of Belmont Freeman Architects, that provides the history of and threats to Havana's architectural and cultural heritage as Cuba enters into this new era."History of the Present: Havana"
- Don't miss the short article on the U.S. Embassy in Cuba designed by Harrison & Abramovitz."America's Architectural gem in Cuba"