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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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San Juan María Vianney Church finalist in the XI Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial - El Universal

San Juan María Vianney Church finalist in the XI Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial - El Universal

On July 10, 2019, the newspaper El Universal publishes a press release on the selection of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua Estado Vargas as finalist of the XI Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial. The Church was selected among 997 submitted works from 22 countries and will be part of the Biennial’s exhibition in Asunción Paraguay between October 5 and 11, 2019.

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Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Arquine

Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Arquine

The Church of Media Legua is located on a breathtaking site on the northern side of the coastal mountain range overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The entire structure was built by the community in order to create a place of worship they could walk to. It is made of cinder blocks that act as structural walls by inserting rebar within the cavities and filling them with concrete. Above 1.80 meters square openings of increasing size are placed every other block creating a porous wall structure that allows light to enter and air to circulate. Three openings bring the exterior landscape into the church, framing selected trees and views. The entire project was built with 47,000 USD which was donated by parishes and archdiocese in Germany and Spain. 

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Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Archello

Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Archello

The Church of Media Legua is located on a breathtaking site on the northern side of the coastal mountain range overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The entire structure was built by the community in order to create a place of worship they could walk to. It is made of cinder blocks that act as structural walls by inserting rebar within the cavities and filling them with concrete. Above 1.80 meters square openings of increasing size are placed every other block creating a porous wall structure that allows light to enter and air to circulate. Three openings bring the exterior landscape into the church, framing selected trees and views. The entire project was built with 47,000 USD which was donated by parishes and archdiocese in Germany and Spain. 

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Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Plataforma Arquitectura

Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Plataforma Arquitectura

The Church of Media Legua is located on a breathtaking site on the northern side of the coastal mountain range overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The entire structure was built by the community in order to create a place of worship they could walk to. It is made of cinder blocks that act as structural walls by inserting rebar within the cavities and filling them with concrete. Above 1.80 meters square openings of increasing size are placed every other block creating a porous wall structure that allows light to enter and air to circulate. Three openings bring the exterior landscape into the church, framing selected trees and views. The entire project was built with 47,000 USD which was donated by parishes and archdiocese in Germany and Spain. 

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Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Archdaily

Publication of the San Juan María Vianney Church in Media Legua in Archdaily

The Church of Media Legua is located on a breathtaking site on the northern side of the coastal mountain range overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The entire structure was built by the community in order to create a place of worship they could walk to. It is made of cinder blocks that act as structural walls by inserting rebar within the cavities and filling them with concrete. Above 1.80 meters square openings of increasing size are placed every other block creating a porous wall structure that allows light to enter and air to circulate. Three openings bring the exterior landscape into the church, framing selected trees and views. The entire project was built with 47,000 USD which was donated by parishes and archdiocese in Germany and Spain. 

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Caracas, Strategic and Vunlerable

Caracas, Strategic and Vunlerable

The urban planning of the capital reflects the political and socio-economic faults of Venezuela. The article explains political and territorial changes of the Chávez era, and how the Municipalities of Chacao, Baruta and El Hatillo have remained the stronghold of the opposition, where the number of people living in informal settlements is low. Still, even though people living in the barrios may have originally been strong supporters of chavismo, most are no longer with Maduro. They do however concentrate the colectivos, civilians that have been armed by the government, which are entrusted to defend the revolution at any and all cost. 

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"Manifesto To The Complete City"

"Manifesto To The Complete City"

The "Manifesto to the complete city" is a document that exposes the desire for an integrated city, where the barrios are fully recognized and prejudices and exclusions between parts of the city, or between inhabitants, do not prevail. Written by Cheo Carvajal and published in Prodavinci.com, the text denounces everyday manifestations that emphasize differences and calls on us to recognize and confront them. The barrios,although they coexist with us, are not entirely recognized as part of the city. The Manifesto invites us to participate in its recognition and to contribute to the construction of a complete city. It is part of the program "Integration in the Caracas process" and the series "Art, pedagogy and city", the Manifesto was presented at the third event of the series "Art, pedagogy and city" that is part of the program "Integration in the Caracas process". The program is organized by Enlace Fundación, Ciudad Laboratorio and the Bigott Foundation, with the support of the Baruta Mayor's Office, Puntos Solidarios, Making City and the Community of La Palomera, as well as the sponsorship of the United States Embassy in Venezuela.

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