Cuban Architecture: A Historical Legacy

A conference on Cuban architecture will be held in New York on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cooper Union on the occasion of the Ninth Annual Congress of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York.

The symposium, entitled “Cuban Architecture: A Historical Legacy,” will explore the development of a Cuban architectural identity, its present conditions, trends, and directions.

Sessions include the development of architecture and urbanism from colonization to the Revolution of 1959; the ideas and practices of architecture in Cuba since the Revolution, including the contributions of Cuban architects abroad; and a round-table discussion on emerging trends and future visions.

Guest speakers Nicolás Quintana and Ricardo Porro will deliver the keynote address and closing remarks, respectively.

The conference is organized by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York and the Society of Cuban-American Engineers and Architects with the sponsorship of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Municipal Art Society, the Architectural League of New York, and the Global Dialogues Committee of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $100 if purchased in advance or $125 at the door. Student tickets are available for free on the day of the conference. The symposium will be held in English.

For more information, additional speakers, and ticketing information, click here.

–Nick Anderson, Program Associate