Mario Coyula, an essential figure in Cuban thinking on architecture and urbanism, died one year ago today. On this anniversary, Cuban Art News shares one of his final interviews, conducted by journalist Maya Quiroga for a documentary in progress.
Reporting on this year’s charrette, Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández discusses the proposals for revitalizing the shoreline and river areas of the Miramar district, including business ventures that would blend well with the area’s residential character.
After five years of research and planning, MoMA’s long-awaited Latin American architecture show has opened, and the island’s modernist treasures are part of the design conversation.
In 2000, Jorge Fernández—currently director of the Wifredo Lam Center and the upcoming 12th Bienal de La Habana—sat down with Ricardo Porro, the lead architect of the National Art Schools (now ISA). The conversation spanned two days. In memory of Porro, here is the first of two excerpts from that interview, which originally appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura in honor of Porro’s 80th birthday.