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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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Interview: Reflections on the way we see the City

On July 27, 2020, María Virginia Millán participated in an interview with journalist Graciela Beltrán through her live program via IGTV to talk about aspects of Caracas’ anniversary celebration. Enlace Arquitectura shared a video titled “Celebrate the Complete City” through its social media networks, inviting people to rethink the way the city is perceived, and to consider the relevance of celebrating Caracas´ anniversary including the barrios. 

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The City that we produce and reproduce through language - sponsored by the Anne Frank Foundation

"The Caracas that I see" was the premise of an online meeting titled "The city we produce and reproduce through language" held on July 24, 2020. Cheo Carvajal, Rogmy Armas, and María Virginia Millán shared ideas about the city, the way citizens relate to it, and how a distinction is created, through language, between the real city, the one that exists, and the city we recognize in the imaginary.

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Alter-actions: art, learning and participation

This event is presented as part of the exhibition “Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebration” and the program Integration Process Caracas. Over the course of several months, various creative experiences were organized. They were conceived in/from the barrio La Palomera as a space of learning, participation and dialogue. Actions and artistic practices also incorporated traditional cultural manifestations.

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The Cross of May in La Palomera, one year later.

On Saturday May 23, 2020, an event was held on the virtual platform Zoom to celebrate, remember and reflect on all that has happened since the Cross of May was re-enacted in 2019. The event was also part of the exhibition "Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgment and celebration" at the 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, 2020. Curator Hashim Sarkis has chosen "How will we live together" as this year's central 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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Invitation to the BEAT Talk session in Toronto

Elisa is invited to speak at the BEAT Talk session of Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the offices of Hariri Pontarini Architects in Toronto about the work of her studio Enlace Arquitectura. BEAT is a non-for-profit organization that works in collaboration with architects to provide a platform for promoting equality within the profession, through networking and leadership opportunities.

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Enlace Foundation at “Actions, the barrio is city” hosted by Espacio Anna Frank and Sala TAC

Enlace Foundation was among the participants of the discussion titled “Actions: the barrio is city” where María Virginia Millan presented work in the barrio La Palomera along with María Isabel Peña from CCScity450 and Cheo Carvajal from Ciudad Laboratorio. It was part of the events related to the exhibition “Lets Meet Each Other,” presented by Espacio Anna Frank at the Sala TAC of Trasnocho Cultural in Caracas Venezuela.

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The event "Nothing out of the ordinary" reclaims an abandoned house for art and culture in La Palomera

“Nothing Out of the Ordinary” took place on October 12, 2019 in a run-down, abandoned structure in La Palomera, as part of the program Integration Process Caracas IPC. The community of La Palomera invited the IPC team to help them initiate the structure´s recovery process, which was sparked by a celebration of art and culture attended by neighbors of La Palomera  and visitors from the entire city.

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