|18 Apr 2013||7:00pm - 9:00pm||CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, SG1 & 2|
Unfinished Spaces is an 86-minute documentary that spotlights the troubled trajectory of Cuba's ambitious and beautiful National Art Schools project. The Schools were designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's revolution–but have been neglected and nearly forgotten in the ensuing decades. The film explores the Cuban Revolution and its influence on the Schools' construction, and even more poignantly, traces the way the Schools shaped the identities and careers of the architects who envisioned them. As the film unfolds and we are brought up to the present, we also see the promise and the challenge of historic conservation in Cuba, and are introduced to nascent efforts to preserve the magnificent schools and the utopian dream they represented before they are lost to ruin.
This screening is part of the conference Latin American Utopian Visions: A Critical Look for the 21st Century