NEW ORLEANS — The Garden District Book Shop will be popping up at two special events on November 10 and 11 with celebrated Cuban-American author and architect Hermes Mallea. His book Havana Living: Cuban Home Style Now celebrates Cuban homeowners’ individual flair and ingenuity and brings the reader inside a world that has never been presented in this depth, countering long-held preconceptions about how people live in this vibrant city. Mallea sees these interiors and designs as evidence of the Cuban peoples’ hopes for their future and their vision of what Havana Style might be.
Thursday, November 10, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
The Preservation Resource Center (PRC)
Design in the Tropics: Cuban Design Excellence with Hermes Mallea
Mr. Mallea will present “Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now,” a look at the continued and storied design excellence that can be seen in homes of Havana’s most elite residents. His talk will be followed by a conversation about excellence in global design, between Mr. Mallea and local interior designer and PRC board member Nomita Joshi-Gupta. A reception hosted by the PRC MultiCultural Heritage Committee and a book signing will follow. The book will be available for purchase ($55) at the event through The Garden District Book Shop.
923 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA. 70130.
Friday, November 11, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Tulane University Freeman Auditorium at the Woldenberg Art Center on Newcomb Circle
Mr. Mallea will present “Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now.”
Following his talk, a reception will be hosted by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and a book signing will take place in Woodward Way, just outside the Freeman Auditorium. The book will be available for purchase ($55) at the event through The Garden District Book Shop.
Admission to both events is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Both events will be co-sponsored by The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF), Tulane University Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI), along with The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC).
For more information, visit us at www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
All citywide-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place.