The Forum hotel in Port Henderson, St Catherine, which opened its doors in 1973 and closed in 1978 due circumstances that coincided a tumultuous period in Jamaica. The hotel has been defunct and largely left to deteriorate but is now under development for reusage in various capacities.
Through this project, Benjamin’s work opens up conversation about Jamaica’s history, and a building as a possible legacy. It also reveals the wonder of The Forum Hotel that captured Simons imagination as a child.
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