Vittorio Garatti


Lecture | Monday 04.11.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lecture Series: Ten Informants

Art Schools for the third world, La Habana - Cuba 50 year later

The complex of the National Schools of Art in Habana rises in the old Country Club. The main theme was to create a center to join the different cultures of the Third World countries, able to host students from Latin America, Asia and Africa. The goal was to develop integration between the various artistic disciplines with a clear articulation of integrated spaces in nature. The architecture is self-generated, result of historical, environmental, technical, economic and cultural  analysis. All these considerations highlight the strong points, carriers and potential. The definition of the forms comes as late as possible, gradually materializing and modifying whenever entering new input, new feedback, whenever you draws from the “museum of memory”. The result is the genesis of a unique language, organic. An  unrecognizable product, not to be read because it is self generated, a new language of whom the author himself is surprised. Style do not exist. 

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Vittorio Garatti


Lecture | Monday 04.11.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lecture Series: Ten Informants

VITTORIO GARATTI was born in Milan on April 6th in 1927. After his graduation in Architecture (1957) he moved to Venezuela and then to Cuba in 1961. Here he realized the School of Ballet and the School of Music, part of the complex of the National Schools of Art in Habana, the Technical School for Agricolture “André Voisin” in Guines and, with the Architect Sergio Baroni, the Cuba Pavilion for the World Expo in Montreal, Quebec (1967). He came back to Italy in 1974 where he is still working and collaborating with Architect Mariantonietta Canepa.