• Connecting Cuba


    16 & 17 December 2016, De Balie

    …on the Future of Cuba

    Ever since Cuba has opened up its economy and restored its diplomatic relations with the USA, holiday sales to this revolutionary island have boomed. Everyone wants to experience ‘the old Cuba’ before it’s too late. In other words: before globalisation and neoliberalism get a hold on the island and irrevocably transform it.

    Is Cuba in danger of becoming engulfed by an American tsunami? Does it look at China’s and Vietnam’s market socialism as a viable model for its own economy? Or will it become a refuge where the progressive left can build on its social utopia? Cuba is in transition, for sure, but changing to what? And now that president elect Donald Trump is likely to reverse Barack Obama’s policies, how long will this new openness persist?   

    On the 16th and 17th of December De Balie in Amsterdam will be immersed in Connecting Cuba #1, an interdisciplinary event in which art, design and debate debunk easy opinions and explore constructive alternatives. This edition entails two public programs, a film screening, two exhibitions and a theater ‘dinner piece’ that reflect on the changes that Cuba is currently experiencing and is anticipating on a still uncertain future.

    * ¡Bienvenidos! *

    See here a full description of the program. Follow us on Facebook and attend our event!