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Log for an alternative October 12

Log for an alternative October 12

Prodavinci published a review of the event "Nothing out of the ordinary: Meeting and discovery in La Palomera," written by Cheo Carvajal, on October 23, 2019. The event was held on October 12 at the Casa de Todos in the Municipality of Baruta, and is part of the program "Integration in Caracas Process." Many things happened that day including dancing, music, readings, videos, sancocho eating and more. The reading of the manifesto "A door that opens to a collective desire" witnessed the symbolic and functional intention behind opening the Casa de Todos, even if for only one day. The author cites: “Today, October 12, 2019, an important day in this chaos of images that make up our identity, a wall collapses and a real and symbolic door opens. We have to collectively produce, from respect and understanding, new demolitions and new constructions. Here, in the Casa de Todos, in La Palomera, but always thinking about the complete city."

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A Venezuelan among the winners of the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Design

A Venezuelan among the winners of the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Design

The newspaper El Nacional published an article on October 8, 2019 to disseminate the selection of the San Juan María Vianney Church as one of the winners of the XI Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XI BIAU) in the category of built works, held in Asunción Paraguay. In the 2019 edition, 997 Latin American projects were presented, of which 17 were winners. The works were built in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Elisa Silva: You can make good architecture in times of crisis

Elisa Silva: You can make good architecture in times of crisis

El Nacional newspaper published an article on October 3, 2019 written by Grace Lafontant about the selection of architect Elisa Silva as one of 32 finalists at the XI Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Design, held in Asunción Paraguay for the San Juan María Vianney Church project. The selection of the church as a finalist of the XI BIAU represents an achievement for the community and the people who live in the vicinity of the temple, that transcends the culmination of a project. It is proof that architecture can be built, in non-traditional ways, with limited resources and still obtain a result capable of impacting people, architects and professionals outside the country.

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San Juan María Vianney Church published in ARQA

San Juan María Vianney Church published in ARQA

The construction of the San Juan María Vianney Church was featured on September 3, 2019 in an article by ARQA. The church is part of the rural community La Media Legua, approximately two and a half hours from Caracas, in the parish of Tarmas, in the State of Vargas. The article features the views along the northern mountain range of Venezuela, towards the Caribbean Sea, and describes the fundamental role played by its commissioner, Father Abelardo Bazó as well as the construction process which was supported by members of the community.

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No solo verde era mi valle o La Palomera, tronco de barrio - EnElTapete

No solo verde era mi valle o La Palomera, tronco de barrio - EnElTapete

The digital magazine EnElTapete, featured an article published August 11, 2019, on the occasion of the sixth event of the program “Integration Process Caracas” which was titled “La Palomera- Green.” The event was organized by Enlace Foundation, Ciudad Laboratorio, with the support of the City of Baruta. The author narrates in her article: “Green hangs from the windows. It climbs on the iron bars. It winds around the electrical cables and spills out in rows from the planters in neighbor´s windows."

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 “On a remote Venezuelan mountainside, a community unites to build a church” - Metropolis Magazine

“On a remote Venezuelan mountainside, a community unites to build a church” - Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis online magazine published an article on the design and construction process of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua by Enlace Arquitectura, posted August 2, 2019, and authored by Vicky Sue. It describes how the building uses readily available materials to create a structure that responds to the slope of the landscape and plays with light through openings in common concrete blocks. 

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The country continues (brief report from the archipelago) – in Artishock

The country continues (brief report from the archipelago) – in Artishock

In celebration of the anniversary of Caracas on July 25, 2019, curator Felix Suazo writes about the significant contributions to Venezuelan artistic production, both inside and outside the country, over the course of the year 2019. Among the works featured in the article, two are works by Enlace Arquitectura. The canopies Enlace suspended in the barrio El Calvario, which were designed together with José Javier Alayón, are presented as a significant installation within the informal urban environment. The program “Integration Process Caracas” in La Palomera, organized together with Ciudad Laboratorio, Fundación Bigott, Laboratorio Ciudadano de la No Violencia Activa, Itanera, La Hacienda Trinidad and a group of artists, was commended for its insistence in making the persistent stigma against the barrio a subject of wide discussion through journal articles, events, radio interviews and social media.

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La Palomera, people with flight - EnElTapete

La Palomera, people with flight - EnElTapete

"La Palomera, People with Flight," written by journalist Faitha Nahmens was published in the digital magazine EnElTapete, July 17, 2019. It highlights the fifth event titled Founder’s of La Palomera Celebration of the program "Integration Process Caracas," which is organized by Enlace Foundation, Ciudad Laboratorio, Fundación Bigott, La Hacienda La Trinidad, and enjoys the support of the Baruta City Hall.

The author writes: “The neighborhood is the city and also celebration, the music of the harp, cuatro and maracas is a powerful string that pulls those who climb the slope from the flatter areas of the Baruta square. When you reach the sector of Santo Domingo in La Palomera, the postcard confirms what has been announced: there is a party under the ceiba tree. A barrio that was given a chance to tell its story at this Saturday, in a glorified family reunion at La Palomera ("where the pigeons once flew" – paloma means pigeon in Spanish). It is a barrio that has turned the sidewalks not only into spaces for walking, but also for art, as in the example of the pavement stripes of color bottle caps children pressed into the fresh cement of a newly configured square. One of the stripes is made of yellow, blue and red bands (the colors of the Venezuelan flag), colors that belongs to the children.”

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A Venezuelan church is a finalist of the XI Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in Prodavinci Digital Journal

A Venezuelan church is a finalist of the XI Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in Prodavinci Digital Journal

Prodavinci digital journal, in its July 15 publication, posted an article of the San Juan María Vianney Church as finalist in the XI Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. The San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua Vargas state was selected among 997 works as one of 32 finalists of the XI BIAU. It will be part of the Biennial exhibition in Asunción Paraguay between October 5 and 11, 2019.

 

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San Juan María Vianney Church selected finalist for the Ibero-American architecture prize at Efecto Cocuyo digital journal

San Juan María Vianney Church selected finalist for the Ibero-American architecture prize at Efecto Cocuyo digital journal

Efecto Cocuyo digital journal, in its July 11, 2019 edition, presents a review of the San Juan María Vianney Church and its participation in the XI Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. The Church, designed by Elisa Silva and Enlace Arquitectura, was selected as one of 32 finalist works in the XI BIAU by a jury of 13 architects from six countries, out of a pool of 997 submitted projects.

 

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