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Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba
Made in Cuba

Made in Cuba

By (author) Molly Mandell
Photographs by James Burke


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  • Writer and photographer Molly Mandell portrays 25 Cuban craftsmen and woman with a mission, a lot of passion, and a striking and admirable do-it-yourself mentality
Full Description
Made in Cuba features 30 creative professionals, makers and entrepreneurs on the island. Writers and photographers Molly Mandell and James Burke dive into the remarkable DIY (do-it-yourself) culture that permeates every corner of the country. Fueled by limited trade with other parts of the world, this is not just pastimes or craft projects. It is simply an element of day-to-day existence and a testament to the self-reliance, resilience and creativity that is synonymous with Cuban people. The book offers deeply personal accounts of everyone from farmers living almost entirely from their land to artists restoring once-luminous neon signs and designers circulating an independent magazine with a USB distribution network. It also includes guest essays from the likes of singer and composer Daymé Arocena and writer Leonardo Padura. More than a tome on DIY solutions, Made in Cuba is an inside look into everyday life in the capital city of Havana and beyond.
About the Author
James Burke is a freelance writer and photographer, and Molly Mandell is an editor and art director. She was formerly Assistant Editor at Kinfolk magazine and art directed Issue 26, in addition to producing The Kinfolk Entrepreneur and most recently, editing and art directing founder Nathan Williams' The Eye. James and Molly first travelled to Cuba in 2015, when, under the Obama administration, the United States began publicly normalising relations with the country. They spent significant time developing relationships with expert journalists and scholars but most importantly, with Cuban citizens who have offered them deeply personal insight into their lives. Though the duo has lived in some of the world's most creatively rich cities, including Austin, Copenhagen and Berlin, they are passionate about travel and cultural exchange and can frequently be found on the road.
1st Nov 2018
265 mm x 210 mm
240 Pages
120 color, b&w
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