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Alamar, Cuba

Alamar is a new city built in the 1970s in the outskirts of La Habana, Cuba, mostly with rudimental prefabricated technologies inherited from the soviets. It has been put in place through self-construction teams of 32 citizens employed in the so called microbrigadas: a system affecting not only the way the physical environment has been produced, but also the social texture formed in the process. On Alamar Lorenzo Tripodi and Manuela Conti realised an artwork for the Habana Bienial del Arte in 2006, the documentary film Doble Forza in 2008, and the photographic book La Habana InT/Ext in 2013.