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The San Juan María Vianney Church was among the winning projects at the XI Iberoamerican Architecture and Urban Design Biennial

The XI Iberoamerican Architecture and Urban Design Biennial was celebrated in Asunción Paraguay, October 5-11, 2019. Twenty-two countries participated from Mexico to Chile within the American continent, as well as Portugal and Spain. In the category of built work 997 works were presented from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, España, México, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

210 projects were pre-selected, including 4 projects in Veenezuela: Casa Guaparo, NMC Nómadas; Casa Núcleo, AGA estudio; Experimento Tropical, Casa LP- Sánchez Taffur Arquitectos; Iglesia San Juan María Vianny Media Legua, Elisa Silva, Enlace Arquitectura.

The biennial´s jury was presided by Gloria Cabral and Solano Benítez (Asunción), and included Gabriela Carrillo and Mauricio Rocha (Mexico City), Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Lima), Josep Ferrando (Barcelona), Carlos Quintáns (La Coruña), Nicolás Campodónico (Rosario), Carla Juaçaba (Rio de Janeiro), Javier Corvalán (Asunción), and the XI BIAU biennial´s organizers Ana Román and Arturo Franco. 

They selected 32 works including the San Juan María Vianney Church and the final jury deliberation centered on 17 winning projects, where the church was definitively selected as one of the XI BIAU winning projects.

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Solid waste collection in the Barrio La Palomera

Solid waste collection in the Barrio La Palomera

Today, October 3, 2019, Fospuca began a door-to-door waste collection program in La Palomera, Baruta, employing people from the community with the institutional support of the City of Baruta and the social accompaniment of Enlace Foundation. The initiative provides barrio inhabitants with a better-quality service and will eliminate the presence of containers in the entrances of the informal settlement. It represents a pilot project that will be replicated in other sectors of the municipality such as El Placer de María, Ojo de Agua, Las Minas, Santa Cruz and Hoyo de la Puerta.

The initiative is part of the program "Integration Process Caracas", which creates opportunities for citizens to question the prejudices and discrimination that persists with respect to the barrio and its inhabitants. Through cultural events, social media dissemination and workshops, IPC has sought to advance the notion of a Complete City and a society that recognizes that the barrio is part of the city.

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Montalvo Announces New Lucas Artists Fellows in Visual Arts for 2019 – 2022

Elisa Silva is selected among the 33 Lucas Artists Fellows for her work on projects focused on raising awareness about spatial inequality in the urban environment through interventions in the public space, informal settlement integration and the strengthening of rural landscapes.

Montalvo Arts Center's Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program announced its most recent Lucas Artists Fellowship awards, on September 18, 2019. 33 artists from the US and the world were selected for the 2019-2022 cohort. The announcement commented that: “This distinguished group includes individuals from 16 countries working in the fields of visual arts, architecture, urbanism, and design. This includes visual arts media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, film, design, and printmaking, as well as artists working in the fields of performance, social practice, and sound art. These Fellows were born or reside in the following countries: the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, South Africa, Argentina, South Korea, Spain, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Taiwan, the Philippines, ltaly, Venezuela, and England.”

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Colloquium "Let's talk about the City: Is it possible to build a Sustainable Caracas?"

Colloquium "Let's talk about the City: Is it possible to build a Sustainable Caracas?"

As part od the celebration of Caracas´ 452th Anniversary the Venezuelan-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a colloquium titled “Let's Talk about the City” in which Fundación Enlace participated. The meeting took place in Caracas, on July 10, 2019, and included the participation of Making City, Tracing Spaces, CCSCity450, Hub Territory and Laboratory City. The discourse of a sustainable city focused on the integration of the city, participatory urban transformation strategies and the notion of a city centered on people.

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Across the Americas – Columbia University Incubator

Across the Americas – Columbia University Incubator

Elisa is part of a conversation initiated by Agustín Schang and Laura González that explores contemporary architecture models operating Across the Americas. The group was comprised by Julian Palacio, Jorge Ambrosi & Gabriela Etchegaray, Rafael Gamo, Elisa Silva and Maite Borjabad Lopez-Pastor. Agustin and Laura later summarized the content of the discussions:

“They addressed topics about materiality & tectonics as tools for identity, the afterlife of projects, the act of representation affected by geographic and cultural contexts, visual narratives & composing of an image, circulation of references in the construction of power, landscapes of opportunity, heritage, counterflow: from north to south on how to build a practice and what happens to nonreciprocal timing and the times of inequality we are living - this not to search for a "common ground", but to reveal some of the interactions and movements of the different architectures and environments of the Americas. Seeking to elevate the quality and understanding of our built environment, spark lively conversations, trigger an ongoing exchange, and to think about the future by extending our interests beyond the object with four walls.”

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Too Fast Too Slow

Too Fast Too Slow

Time in Practice: Keynote Lecture by Elisa Silva 
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:00pm 
40 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013

As part of the public programing for the 2019 Post-Professional Master of Architecture Thesis Exhibition, TOO FAST TOO SLOW, Architect and Princeton School of Architecture Visiting Lecturer, Elisa Silva, will discuss her work in terms of the exhibition's prompt of speed and the fortune, futility, and providence of time in practice.

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Third event “Complete City, Overflowing City” of the series Art Pedagogy and the City that is part of the program Integraction Process Caracas

Third event “Complete City, Overflowing City” of the series Art Pedagogy and the City that is part of the program Integraction Process Caracas

If you were not able to join us in the Third Meeting of the series "Art Pedagogy and City" in La Palomera "Complete City, Overflowing City" you can watch the whole event here on our YouTube channel.

Community leaders together with people from the program Integration Process Caracas (Enlace Arquitectura Ciudad Laboratorio - ciudlab Fundación Bigott) created six different tours of La Palomera identifying spaces with the potential to be understood and projected in a way that is unique to the neighborhood, and that perhaps could even be envied. At the end of the tours, everyone shared their findings and celebrated playing and learning to play Bocci. 

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Integration Process Caracas Third event

Integration Process Caracas Third event

You are invited on Sunday, March 24, 2019, to the Third meeting of the "Art, pedagogy and city" lecture series.

“Complete city, overflowing city” is the title of the event. We invite everyone to come observe, understand and record spaces, while touring the La Palomera neighborhood in Baruta. There will be six different routes to discover places and situations with urban values we can begin to recognize. 

The topics may be of interest to anyone who wants to join the construction of a complete city: architects, artists, urban designers, planners, urban planners, city activists, students and city lovers.

We are offering transportation from Plaza Altamira at 1:30 pm to the Plaza El Cristo in Baruta; and back at the end of the activity. Those who wish to go directly to Plaza El Cristo, may park on the service street of the Baruta Municipality building.

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Art and community. Proposals for Integration

Art and community. Proposals for Integration

"Integration Process Caracas" promotes the recognition of the entire city by blurring borders, overstepping boundaries and generating opportunities for gatherings where we can experience integration.

We invite artists, creators and city lovers to participate in a co-creation experience with the community of La Palomera, Baruta. We are looking for people interested in working through a constant exchange with La Palomera´s neighbors to create interventions that manifest reflections on integration through art.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal visit the following link for more information.

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