Unfinished Spaces

“Unfinished Spaces” is a documentary that explores the creation and subsequent decay of the Nation Schools of Art in Havana Cuba. Commissioned by Fidel Castro to be “the most beautiful academy of arts in the world,” the schools’ radical design embodied the best qualities of the revolution in its youth. As the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate.

Giancarlo Vulcano has been working closely with directors Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray to create a score whose modernism reflects the buildings while also embodying the warmth of their tropical environment and of the architects themselves.