Cuban Cultural Heritage, conquests and new challenges, was the topic of the lecture delivered by the architect María Teresa Muñoz Castillo, Ph.D, in the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 20th.
According to Dr. Muñoz, member of the P4, the lecture revolved around the Cuban heritage wealth and the management model developed by the Conservateur and the Historian offices in the island, emphasizing the cases of Old Havana and Santiago de Cuba. “In the current change context of the country, with new opening-ups that bear a direct impact on the built heritage, preserving cultural heritage values and maintaining such conquests as the residential traits of the historical city, becomes a challenge.”
Several professors and PhD and MSc students from the PUCC and the UNICAMP attended Dr. Muñoz’s lecture. The Cuban reality in terms of heritage preservation and management as well as the housing policy, was a common reflection among attendees.
Dra.C. Muñoz Castillo fulfills a full engagement book during her postdoctoral stay in Campinas. Dr.C. Muñoz is also embedded in the development of studies associated to the garden neighborhoods of Nueva Campinas, in Brazil, and Terrazas de Vista Alegre, in Santiago de Cuba
Moments of the conference in Brazil. Photo: Courtesy of Dr.C. María Teresa Muñoz Castillo
Translator: Lilia Sanz Gámez