Category Archives: Memorials for Mario Coyula

Presentations and Reports on Tribute (Homenaje) to Mario in Havana, September 4, 2014

PowerPoint Presentation by Isabel Rigol, expanded and with English subtitles for the Nov. 1 memorial

At the Sept. 4 tribute (homenaje) to Mario held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in Havana, Isabel Rigol spoke along with a PowerPoint on Mario’s life.  Here is a video of excerpts of Isabel’s remarks at the tribute. It was expanded and the text translated into English for presentation at the Nov. 1 Celebration of the Life of Mario Coyula in New York.

Eusebio Leal’s Tribute at the Homenaje to Mario Coyula in Havana

Eusebio Leal’s Tribute at the Sept. 4, 2014 homenaje to Mario Coyula in Havana (with English subtitles).  The event was sponsored by the Cuban National Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), the Society of Architecture of the Cuban National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers (UNAICC), and the School of Architecture. Eusebio Leal is the Historian of the City of Havana and responsible for the historical preservation of Old Havana and several other areas of the city. (Also listed in the tab for Video Links)

Homenaje póstumo a Mario Coyula

“Homenaje póstumo a Mario Coyula” (Posthumous homage), by Nora Sosa, Sept. 5, 2014, link to story and photos on Habana Radio website; also saved PDF of the website pages

Para los que no pudieron asistir. Mayito en la Memoria

By Humberto Ramirez, President of the Society of Architects, Havana

El pasado jueves 4 se le rindió Tributo de Recordación a Mayito, convocado por la UNEAC, la Sociedad de Arquitectura de la UNAICC de La Habana y la Facultad de Arquitectura, nos reunimos un nutrido grupo de amigos para de alguna manera recordar de forma colectiva uno de los arquitectos cubanos más trascendentes en estos últimos 50 años.

Después de su lamentable deceso se ha escrito mucho, los medios se hicieron eco por suerte para su memoria, sus amigos del exterior han hecho un blog que se nutre cada día, pero faltaba esta sesión, Continue reading

Celebrating the Life of Mario Coyula

Mario Coyula’s life was celebrated at a memorial event on Nov. 1, 2014 at the New School in New York City.  Here is the program of the event, including links to most of the presentations.

Welcome

  • Michael Cohen, The New School

Mario Coyula’s Life

  • Tribute to Mario by Lucía López Coll, read by Alexia Lalli (Spanish and English). Spanish version originally published by IPS.
  • Visual overview of Mario’s life by Isabel Rigol (PowerPoint with English titles). It was orignally prepared for the Sept. 4 tribute to Mario in Havana, and was expanded and English title added for the Nov. 1 memorial.

 Mario’s professional achievements

  • Lee Cott (English)
  • Eusebio Leal via video (Spanish with English subtitles).  At the Sept. 4 tribute to Mario in Havana, Eusebio Leal – who had been recovering from surgery – made a surprise appearance. He is the Havana’s official historian, and his office is in charge of the historic preservation of Old Havana and several other key areas of the city.

 Mario’s family, friends and co-workers

 Marta Aquino

Personal tributes

Reception