The continuing thaw in Cuba-US relations has sparked changes on both sides of the Florida Strait—among them, a re-energized focus on design on the island. Here’s a report on the recent Bienal de Diseño La Habana, and a new competition for island designers (open for submissions now).
As the 14th Conference on the Management and Administration of Historic Centers wrapped up in Havana, Maya Quiroga caught up with Patricia Rodríguez Alomá, director of the Master Plan for the Comprehensive Revitalization of Old Havana.
Acclaimed as a curator and art critic, Nelson Herrera Ysla trained in architecture. In a conversation with Maya Quiroga, originally published in Havana Times, Herrera Ysla reflects on contemporary architecture in Cuba, what’s holding it back, and how it can move forward.