Nuclear City. January-July, 2022
Socio-artistic project which involves a group of people living in a community in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and works on an environmental issue in that area of the country.
The path of the blue waters proposes to get closer to this place, called CEN (Nuclear City). It was built in 1982, close to the facilities of the Electro Nuclear Power Plant of Juraguá, with the intention of being the home for the engineers and other workers for the future plant.
The whole construction was interrupted during the early 90s, and the place became a sort of capsule of time, still and slow. Today it confronts many socio-economic issues, due to its isolation, and environmental ones, due to the possible construction of a hazardous waste dumpster. This information is not very clear to the inhabitants, though.
This project wants to raise awareness about the ecological damage for the blue lakes around the city, the forest and the soils, and the environmental impact for the community in case the dumpster is finally built.
It’s an invitation to trace together a path of (re) knowledge and (re) reading of the place. To think about its past, about the social utopia that created it, and the current relations of the inhabitants with its present and, above all, with its future and the preservation of the environment.
Project awarded in the Call for Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change, 2020. Prince Claus Foundation-Goethe Institut.
Experts of life/ performers
Jose Gabriel Limonta
Gabriel Alejandro Limonta Diaz
Daniel Anton Morera
Luis Ángel Rodríguez (Biologist/environmentalist)
Abel Domínguez (Local historian)
Aleksander Naranjo (Electrical Engineer)
Karina Pino Gallardo
Daniel Antón Morera
Grethel Malú Román Urquiola
Grupo de Teatro La Fortaleza, Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos
Convocatoria de Financiamiento
para Respuestas Culturales y Artísticas al Cambio Ambiental, 2020. Fundación Príncipe Claus-Instituto Goethe.
+info: Proyect website