500 years of urban diversity in havana
postcards from havana
KNOW Annual Workshop 2019, Havana Cuba
25 February - 01 March 2019
Each year, the KNOW team meets in one
of our partner cities to discuss, share, and
co-develop the future of the project.
The second of our annual workshops was held in Havana Cuba, where we
reviewed the year gone by, planed for the future, and focused on four key themes:
Reviewing our collective understanding of Urban Equality
Co-Production of Knowledge
Co-Learning in KNOW
Activating collective action: creating conditions for change
The time in Havana was also spent
visiting field sites, research partners and holding two key events in celebration of 500 years of Havana (below).
Image above: Picturesque Plan of Havana, with the Numbers of Houses 1853,
published by B. May & Co., London.
500 years of urban diversity in Havana
Tuesday 26 February
Patrimonio Comunidad y Medio Ambiente, La Habana
La Habana 500 años de diversidad urbana
This exhibition explored 500 years of urban diversity in Cuba through a rare display of previously un-exhibited archived maps, documents, and imagery of the city.
The exhibition was curated through a partnership between Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW), and 'La Habana: Movilidad para la ciudad que queremos', led by Urban Research & Action Group, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Tecnolólogica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE).
Image above: Plan of the City and Port of Havana, 1762, published by William Mount & Thomas Page, Tower Hill, London.
The Challenge of Urban Equality and Prosperity
Wednesday 27 Feb
KNOW Dialogues in Urban Equality #7 |
Retros de la equidad y la prosperidad urbanas
The issues of urban equality and prosperity are important to current discussions about the future of Havana and Cuba. Each of these terms are also encapsulated in wider global commitments like the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs, as well as in other national policy deliberations. The definition of urban equality and prosperity - and the relationship between them – are a central part of these debates. Our speakers are renowned scholars who are contributing innovatory work on the definition and operationalisation of these concepts. They will explore these debates in different national and international contexts.
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, KNOW Co-Investigator WP5
Dr Ricardo Núñez Fernández
Cuban Expert on the Urban Economy
The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL, KNOW Lead Investigator
Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Tecnolólogica de La Habana, Joseé Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE)
Maya Espriña Prieto
The dialogue will shape part of the KNOW 2019 Annual Workshop and also the Havana 500 years celebrations. This event will be recorded and available on KNOW Platforms after the date.
Watch online now!
Please note, most presentations are in Spanish.