Lecture “Ordinary Acknowledgement” at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture University of Toronto - Elisa Silva

Elisa Silva presents the lecture titled “Ordinary Acknowledgement” at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design at the University of Toronto, where she reflects on community participation strategies and the formulation of an inclusive approach to design through the work of Enlace Arquitectura in the barrio La Palomera in Caracas Venezuela. Part of this work will be part of the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice 2021.

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“Social Urbanism” discussion panel at FIU Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture of Florida International University FIU organized the discussion panel “Social Urbanism” on Tuesday, October 13. It focused on the challenges and opportunities of urban planning in spontaneous settlements of Latin America, specifically in Colombia and Venezuela.

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Debate N ° 9 “Popular Communities. The Emerging City”

MUSARQ hosts its 9th debate on "Popular Communities. The emerging city", Wednesday, August 5, 2020 starting at 9:00 am. The invited speakers include Joao de Freitas, Elisa Silva and Rafael Machado. The discussion will be moderated by Newton Rauseo and commented at the end by Juan Carlos Rodríguez.

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Elisa participates in the 2020 edition of the DDA Day of the Architect event

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Grupo Marmoca organized a virtual event to celebrate the 2020 edition of the Day of the Architect DDA. The targeted audience includes architects, design professionals and students.

Elisa Silva, along with a panel of invited architects from Venezuela, Colombia and the United States, including Farid Chacón de Nomadas and Carlos Andrés Betancur from Opus, shared comments and impressions about the implications of Covid 19 on contemporary life and space. 

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One year after our first celebration at La Palomera

On Saturday May 23, 2020, an event was held on the virtual platform Zoom to celebrate, remembrer and reflect. It was part of the exhibition "Complete City: La Palomera, recognition and celebration" at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and the Integration Process Caracas IPC program.

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Technische Universität Wien online lecture by Elisa

Technologically complex building systems presented in the guise of innovation by the "developed" world's industry are certainly admired in the Global South. And yet in spite of the aspirational tendency to copy and appropriate all things new that come from the "north", the brick (or block) continues to be the most suitable and frequent way for people and communities to build in Latin America. 

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Inauguration of the exhibition “COMPLETE CITY: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebration”

The exhibition includes the work, experiences and lessons of the Integration process Caracas program that began in the informal settlement La Palomera in November 2018. Its objective has been to invite all citizens to get to know La Palomera through its culture, its sancochos (a Venezuelan stew), its spaces and its people. Audiences are also invited to question the negative stigma that exist with respect to the barrio and to see it with a renewed gaze, so that it may be discovered, understood and recognized as a living and vital place for the city.

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Enlace Arquitectura at the 17th Biennale di Venezia Architettura 2021

Enlace Arquitectura has been invited to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale di Venezia 2020, scheduled to open August 29, 2021. Curator Hashim Sarkis has chosen "How will we live together" as this year´s cental focus:  “We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together." Enlace Arquitectura is honored and grateful to be a part of this prestigious celebration of current practice.

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Enlace Arquitectura participates in “Views toward the Transformation of Maracaibo”

Enlace Arquitectura participates in “Views toward the Transformation of Maracaibo,” which represents the the First Congress organized by the Municipality of Maracaibo. Sergio Dos Santos presents the experience of the project Sabana Grande Boulevard Pavement built between 2009 and 2011 and commissioned by PDVSA La Estancia. The presentation is part of an ensemble of reflections on strategies to improve the livelihood of citizens through significant urban interventions.

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