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Lecture: Cultural Sustainability in Cuba

  • Brasil 2604 Dunlavy Street Houston, TX, 77006 United States (map)

Preservation Houston is partnering with the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter's Historic Resources Committee on preservation-related programming this spring. PH and Pier & Beam members can enjoy discounted registration for events; details are included below.

Cultural Sustainability in Cuba: Lessons on Architectural Design from Havana


William Dupont, San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio, will describe the work of the U.S. Technical Team collaborating since 2005 with Cuban colleagues to preserve Ernest Hemingway's legacy in Cuba. Among his topics will be past restoration efforts at Hemingway’s house and ongoing issues related to cultural resource management.

The latest element of the project, completed in March 2019, is a new preservation lab specially designated for heritage resilience. Dupont will talk about the building and how it integrates principles of resilience and sustainability to help preserve Hemingway’s legacy.


The program will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy Street. Advance registration is required; the cost is $10 for PH/Pier & Beam members. Register here using the code HRCPartner2019 (select the "non member" registration option and enter the code to receive a discount off the regular registration price).

Dupont’s lecture is part of a series that will continue through May.