Cuba: Between In and Out

Between In and Out, examines Cuban life’s connection between indoors and outside. Last year, I hurried to visit Cuba before America left its imprint. I walked around Habana, seeing that people are outdoors most of the time. I saw that a recurring pattern of time is lived in between home and store interiors and the outside, making doorways, windows, and balconies, important spaces. After a day or two, the importance of this aspect of Cuban life spoke volumes to me.

At first, it was merely the number of people who were outdoors, walking, talking, sitting on furniture, sitting wherever, which caught my eye. Then, I started noticing patterns. These were their regular activities. I also saw that people were at their thresholds, day after day, daytime and well into the night. This is my record of this aspect of daily life in Havana.