Josh Silber: Havana’s Mid-Century Remains
Recorded Wednesday, November 16, 2022
During its heyday, Havana was a resort city rivaling Miami Beach or Las Vegas and an important commercial hub for the Americas. With the lack of commercial development following the Cuban Revolution which effectively isolated the island from the United States in 1959, only the remnants of the exuberant and whimsical modern architecture that defined the city until then remain. These treasures, now often neglected or in ruins, are a fascinating glimpse back in time.
This program explores some of these fascinating places and trace their history through the eyes of photographer Josh Silber, with some commentary from locals who have worked to shine a light on these beautiful places and who are helping preserve and restore what remains.