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School of Architecture Presents:

featuring A Discussion and Special Screening of the Documentary - "Unfinished Spaces"

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Unfinished Spaces is an award-winning new documentary by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray.

A panel discussion with Unfinished Spaces co-creator Benjamin Murray and local experts in architecture, preservation and Latin American culture will follow the screening.

ABOUT THE FILM: “Cuba will count as having the most beautiful academy of arts in the world.” — Fidel Castro (1961)

Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.

Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.

FILM TRAILER: http://www.unfinishedspaces.com/trailer.html

Sponsored by: Stone Center for Latin American StudiesCuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Tabitha Penton via email to tpenton@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5389

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://architecture.tulane.edu/events/films-performances/2226






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