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This event occurred on
November 15, 2014
3:00pm - 8:00pm CST
(UTC -5hrs)
Havana, La Habana

in-CUBANDO! We're bringing together Cuban thinkers in the Arts, Sustainability, Architecture, Afro-Cuban studies, Farming, LGBT, Cybernetics, and Entrepreneurship along with US counterparts

Plaza de la Revolucion
Havana, La Habana
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Osain del Monte

Alberto González

Chef and entrepreneur. In 1996, he went to work in Italy, but after almost two decades of successful career, he decided to go back to his country, Cuba, where at present he manages the Salchipizza bakery. Alberto won the Bronze Medal for International High Cuisine (2007) and the Golden Spoon and Silver Fork awards (2009). He was the first Cuban chef to obtain the distinguished Michelin Star and remained in the Michelin Guide for 3 years.

Chus Martínez

Curator and philosopher. Head of the Department of Art Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. She has worked as Chief Curator of the Museo del Barrio in New York and as chief curator of Documenta 13.

Dadne Carbonell

Danza Abierta

Fabián Pina

Marine biologist. Director of the Cuban Center of Marine Ecosystems. For more than 20 years he has been researching the behavior of fish populations and other species in Jardines de la Reina natural reserve. In 2012, Pina won a prize of Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

Felix Manuel

Journalist, gamer and active member of the virtual community alternative network SNET. Félix graduated from the University of Havana in 2015 with a dissertation on the use of video games in Cuba.

Fernando Funes

Gilberto Fleites

Glenda León

Jorge Luis Batista

Engineer in Automatics working as System Analysts at the Office of the Historian of Havana City. Since 2008, he collaborates with the Open SteetMap project to develop a free and editable map of the world.

Lissette Vila

Manuel Raices

Researcher and leader of major projects at the Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Member of the research group that developed the Heberprot-P, only drug of its kind in the world, which changed the paradigms in the management of diabetic foot ulcer.

Mariela Castro

Marlen Navarro

Miguel Barnet

Ricardo Sánchez

Santiago García

Vik Muñiz

Organizing team


  • Andres Levin
  • CuCu Diamantes
  • Michael Lunt
  • Larry Lunt
  • Synergos foundation
  • Havana Cultura HavanaClub
  • Jorge Perugorria