[act-ma] 9/29 Cuba, Through the Lens: Dialogue of Civilizations

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Sep 11 10:29:27 PDT 2014

Mon, Sep 29, 2014
5:00 pmWest Village HFree

*West Village is the complex of Buildings near Parker and Ruggles Streets.

*Northeastern Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month*

*A new public art exhibition brings images from the streets of Cuba to 
the streets of Boston*

Led by Art & Design Professors Luis Brens and Dana Mueller, the Dialogue 
of Civilizations in Cuba, also known as Photo Cuba, gives students the 
opportunity to live, study and experience the culture of Cuba.

  The four-week dialogue features two classes, one class is focused on 
cultural history, with particular attention paid to the visual arts, 
music and architecture and the second class is a hands-on photography class.

“So much of Cuban life hap­pens out on the street, be it a soccer game 
or a music fes­tival or just neigh­bors talking to one another at the 
end of the day,” Brens said. “There was very little rejec­tion toward 
our stu­dents, which was great — our stu­dents could walk down the 
street and pho­to­graph what­ever they wanted.”

This exhibition is the first collaboration between the College of Arts, 
Media and Design’s photography program and the Northeastern Public Art 
Initiative. One photograph from each student who participated in the 
Cuba Dialogue was selected for the external facing windows of 
Northeastern’s building West Village H and will be visible on Huntington 
Ave. This public art exhibition brings images from the streets of Cuba 
to Boston’s Avenue of the Arts.

Partners: Northeastern Center for the Arts 
<http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/>, Art + Design 
<http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/artdesign/>, Northeastern University 
Public Art Initiative

Feature Photo by Marco Benegas-Flores

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