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Havana Case Study: Opening Reception

09.12.2017

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Photo by Max Herman

Based on extensive research in Cuba and in US archives, Terence Gower's Havana Case Study used American diplomatic architecture as a lens through which to explore US international relations. Comprising models, photographs, collages, and archival documents, the project centered on the history of the US embassy in Havana. On the Neubauer Collegium’s terrace, a monumental sculpture presented a 1:1 scale outline of the ambassador’s balcony, a potent symbol of diplomatic stalemate and its political and economic fallout. The exhibition's opening reception, which featured a conversation between curator Jacob Proctor and Terence Gower, was presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and EXPO CHICAGO.