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Alysa Nahmias, Benjamin Murray, USA, 2011
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro to design the best and most beautiful art academies in the world. The optimism of the revolution is reflected in the designs. Then, construction was halted and the architects were criticised for their radical designs. Forty years later, the buildings are still unfinished and in decay. Until Castro asks the original architects to complete the schools.
Speaker: Aracelis Zárraga
Aracelis Zárraga is a Venezuelan architect. In her lecture she shares the work she did for a graduation project in 2019 in which she drew up a strategy to revitalise an abandoned village in Spain. This lecture will be given in English.