The Unsavable City

Osdany Morales

Abstract


When the Cuban Revolution triumphed and the Rebel Army made its entrance into Havana, in early January 1959, the urban space of the capital was transformed into a stage unprecedented in national history. In this paper I will try to discuss and interpret the changes that emerged in the time and space of the city, exemplified in an architectural project on the outskirts of Havana.


Keywords


city, social space, socialism, utopia, timespace, art schools, Reinaldo Arenas

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2016.189

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