How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? How did architectural modernism function as a political and social instrument? Constitutional Modernism pursues these questions by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces in mid-century Cuba. Author Timothy Hyde’s analysis of the complex entanglements between these disciplines reconstructs how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals in efforts to establish a stable civil society, from the promulgation of a new Cuban Constitution . . . until the Cuban Revolution. Join Hyde in conversation with architect and theorist Jorge Otero-Pailos.
in conversation: Timothy HYDE & Jorge OTERO-PAILOS
7.00 p.m. / Van Alen Books
30 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010