For years the Cuban National Art Schools in Havana have been attracting the attention and admiration of architects worldwide. Belmont Freeman argues that the dramatic story of this remarkable complex — begun in the heady early days of Castro's revolution, abandoned and left to ruin, and rediscovered decades later — has served unwittingly to obscure the larger and richer narrative of post-revolutionary architecture in Cuba.
For several years sociologist David Schalliol has been documenting the dramatic transformation of public housing in Chicago — the demolitions of the city's infamous projects and their replacement with mixed-income communities. Following Lawrence Vale's account of the troubled saga of public housing development in Chicago from earlier this week, we're pleased to present a slideshow of Schalliol's photographs.
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