Cuba has changed significantly in recent years, from seemingly mir allowances (such as the introduction of cell phones) to large-scale ecomic revisions. At the same time, many other changes unrelated to the political leadership of the island have changed everyday life in Cuba, from environmental challenges to new forms of consumption. Planet/Cuba examines how art and literature have responded to a new moment at once more globalized and less exceptional, more concerned with local, quotidian worries than international alliances; more threatened by the devastations of planetary capitalism and climate change than by the vagaries of the nation's government.
Rachel Price is a professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Her first book, The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain 1868-1968 is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. She has published several articles and book chapters in various journals, including Frieze, La Habana Elegante, Grey Room, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Review, Americas Society.