Last Updated on December 17, 2018 by Cat Rogliano
Unfinished Spaces is a fascinating documentary about the creation of the National Arts Schools in Cuba -the design, the political controversy, the decay, and the eventual rediscovery of these architectural masterpieces.
The film offers a lesson in the recent history of Cuba and its rich traditions of art, dance and design. In 1961, Castro and Che decided to use the grounds of a country club to create the country’s National Arts Schools. But the young architects ambitious ideas came up against both conservative elements inside Cuba, as well as the influence of the Soviet Union which favored more “practical,” minimal and modular designs.
So what happened? Watch to find out!
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