Alea : Estudos Neolatinos
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BARROS, Rodrigo Lopes de. Havana: a cidade como catástrofe em Antonio José Ponte. Alea [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.2, pp. 257-268. ISSN 1517-106X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-106X2010000200006.
Ortiz saw the acceleration of time in Cuba. However, the museification (Agamben) has become the agenda of post-revolutionary Havana. For Ponte, to walk through the streets of Havana is like to undertake a time travel. The city is not only a museum but also a museum in ruins. Havana is a bombarded city by a bombing that never took place. Thus, life goes underground. Tuguria, the submerged city, is however fully synchronized to the wasteland that grows on the surface.
Keywords : museification; ruins; underground.