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Women in Architecture - XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Chile

Women in Architecture - XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Chile

Elisa Silva participates in dialogues about identity at the XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Chile, curated by architect Pola Mora. The conversation included Ana María Durán (Ecuador), Inés Moisset (Argentina), Cazú Zegers (Chile) and Sandra Iturriaga (Chile) October 27, 2017 at the Parque Cultural in Valparaiso. 

Pola Mora: Why a panel of only women? Because images can generate social change, a panel comprised of women contributes a grain of salt toward normalizing the idea that women architects are key to the construction of better cities, just as sadly it seems normal for the list of architecture prize nominees in Chile to be comprised solely of male names.

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Against Violence: debates to open the political field - at Lugar Común Paseo Las Mercedes Caracas

Against Violence: debates to open the political field - at Lugar Común Paseo Las Mercedes Caracas

Elisa Silva was invited to participate in the conversation series "Against Violence: debates to open the political field" together with Doris Barreto Fe y Alegria Community Center coordinator and Leandro Buzón of Caracas Mi Convive at Lugar Comun Paseo Las Mercedes September 28th 2017 at 5:00 pm. She spoke of Enlace Arquitectura´s work on the publication "CABA Cartographyof the Caracas Barrios", Pro-Inclusión with CAF and the program "City Planting" sponsored by Citibank Venezuela and coordinated by Fudep Venezuela. 

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Prodavinci - Interview of Elisa Silva by Cheo Carvajal

Prodavinci - Interview of Elisa Silva by Cheo Carvajal

Journalist Cheo Carvajal interviews Elisa Silva as part of aseries dedicated to Caracas during its 450th anniversary. Elisa speaks of Enlace Arquitectura´s efforts to expand the mental map ofthe city through the recording of its informal settlements in the cartographic survey CABA and through the public-space-making-in-informal-settlements-program "City Planting"sponosred by Citibank Venezuela and coordinated by Fudep Venezuela.

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Mapping, intervening and integrating informal settlements in the city - Slot Studio Mexico City

Mapping, intervening and integrating informal settlements in the city - Slot Studio Mexico City

Elisa Silva was invited to present the work of Enlace Arquitectura at SLOT Studio in Mexico City on the 4th of August 2017. "Mapping, intervening and integrating informal settlements in the city" included an overview of the publication "CABA Cartography of the Caracas Barrios" and the program "City Planting" sponsored by Citibank Venezuela and coordinated by Fudep Venezuela 

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Enlace Arquitectura begins work with Mezcal producing communities in the Oaxaca Valley

Enlace Arquitectura begins work with Mezcal producing communities in the Oaxaca Valley

Impact Mezcal is a social entrepreneurship led by Bruxo Mezcal directors interested in returning the benefits of growing economic prosperity derived from an increased appreciation and demand for artisinal mezcal production. Enlace Arquitectura is leading the design of an integral program that will catalize beneficial ecological, social and productive processes for the community based on their existing culture, needs and participation.

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Graham Foundation Publication Grant

Graham Foundation Publication Grant

Elisa Silva received a Grant from the Graham Foundation for the project "Pure Space: public space transformations in Latin American informal settlements." The grant represents a significant contribution to support the book´s publication and awards it with the prestigious honor of forming part of the Graham Foundation´s sponsorship that enjoys a wide network of alliances and avenues for dissemination.

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XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Chile

XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Chile

Enlace Arquitectura was selected to participate in the XX Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in Valparaiso Chile titled "Dialogos Impostergables" with the project "City Planting". The Biennial is an initiative of the Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile in collaboration with the Association of Architecture Offices and the Network of Architecture and Urbanism Schools in Chile. 

From the Biennial´s web site: "Considering the ‘unpostponable’ from within architecture and urbanism presents us with an urgency to work with those who reside in the margins and who have not seen their necessities and aspirations reflected in their urban environment. It is fundamental to generate a dialogue between the different forces that shape our cities, establish a connection with other countries of the global south countries and include in the discussion everybody who have been postponed throughout history."

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LASA 2017 “CABA Cartography of the Caracas barrios – record and analysis of 28 years of informal settlement growth in the city”

LASA 2017 “CABA Cartography of the Caracas barrios – record and analysis of 28 years of informal settlement growth in the city”

Elisa Silva participates in the Panel "Informal City and Participative Design: physical and symbolic connections" at the conferences de 1st of May 2017 of the LASA 2017 conference at the Pontificate Catholic University of Peru UPCP in Lima. She will share the research work of CABA: Cartography of the Caracas Barrios 1966-2014 and the spatially defined premises for inequality present in the urban territory.

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