Modern Architecture in Havana

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 175

May 11, 2010 | 2:00 p.m.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA 175
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Professor Pérez Hernández examines the uniqueness of Cuban modern architecture,

and its reflection of international avant-garde and local traditions. Its development, stretched over five decades, can be tracked from the late 1920s to the early 1970s and its charm, variety and supreme quality expresses both the anxiety for modernity that was present in the country since the late XIX century and a powerful artistic and cultural renaissance. Professor Pérez Hernández is a Cuban architect, urban planner and designer, and the author of the books Inside Cuba and A Master Plan for XXI Century Havana. He became the first Cuban Loeb Fellow in History at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Event is free and open to the public.

For information and to RSVP, please call the Cuban Research Institute at 305.348.1991.

Co-sponsored by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and School of Architecture.