Speaker: Timothy Hyde
Graduate School of Design
Julio Cesar Pérez Hernández
Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
About the seminar:
How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? In this seminar, based on his new book of the same title, Professor Timothy Hyde examines this question in relationship to the complex entanglements between architecture, planning, and law in the Cuban Republic. He will discuss 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 in 1959. By arguing that constitutionalism was elaborated through architectural principles and practices as well as legal ones, he will advance a new view of architectural modernism as a political and social instrument.
About the speaker:
Timothy Hyde is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His research focuses on modern architecture and culture, with a particular focus on artifice and artificiality in the late twentieth century. Professor Hyde is currently pursuing an extended study of entanglements between architecture and law, research that includes his new book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933–1959.
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