Constitutional Modernism

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 in 1940 up until the Cuban Revolution. Join Hyde in conversation with architect and theorist Jorge Otero-Pailos.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, September 5, 2013
    07:00 pm

  • Where: 

    Van Alen Institute
    30 West 22nd St.
    Van Alen Books, Ground Floor
    New York, New York

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