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22 / 06 / 2023

Galleria Centralis Archivum Blinken Budapest: June 22 — August 27, 2023 

The exhibition Cuban Architectures: The Third Space explores, through the lens of architecture, the antagonistic context that has characterized Cuba from the decades before the Cuban Revolution to the present day. The exhibition aims to create a Third Space where conflicting ideological narratives can meet and engage in dialogue. By walking through the presented materials, visitors can construct their own interpretations of the complexities of Cuban history and its present. Particulary, the International Architecture Conference held in Habana at the turn of 1994/95 is a milestone, a turning point, for a radically new sense of architecture

Adrian Labaut and Paloma Herrero E. are two Cuban architects based in Europe. Their goal is to introduce the rich but little-known history and current state of Cuban architecture to a wider audience and generate an open dialogue about it. To avoid preconceived narratives, they strive to plant the seeds of an evolving project that involves professionals from different backgrounds in a collective network of ideas.

Curators: Adrian Labout & Paloma Herrero E. 
Organizer: Gréta Süveges 
Venue: Arany János utca 32, 1051, Budapest

Partners: Instituto Cervantes

Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC), University of Miami Libraries
Peter Noever
Julia León y José Antonio Choy
Victor Deupi & Jean-François Lejeune
Getty Research Institute
Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design
The University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Architectural Archives
Università Iuav di Venezia
AJNA Films & The Room

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