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Goodbye to the container of Salom Street in La Palomera - Baruta

After consolidating the door-to-door solid waste collection program led by the company Fospuca, with the support of the community of La Palomera, Enlace Foundation, Ciudad Laboratorio and the City of Baruta, on Monday, November 9, 2020 the open-air garbage container at the entrance of the barrio La Palomera was eliminated. 

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Elisa Silva participates in the virtual event CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPES III sponsored by the Continental University of Peru

Elisa Silva was invited by the Continental University of Peru to share her experiences in practice and to discuss how she sees the role of the architect. She also presented the publication Pure Space edited by Actar Publishers and CAF development bank of Latin America, with the support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. Arturo Lyon, Alejandra Bosch and Josep Ferrando, also participated in the event, which was moderated by Josep Cargol.

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Lecture “Ordinary Acknowledgement” at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture University of Toronto - Elisa Silva

Elisa Silva presents the lecture “Ordinary Acknowledgement” at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design at the University of Toronto, where she reflects on community participation strategies and the formulation of an inclusive approach to design through the work of Enlace Arquitectura in the barrio La Palomera in Caracas Venezuela. Part of this work will be exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale di Venezia 2021.

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Enlace Arquitectura interviewed on ENADIITV Arquitectura y Diseño

María Virginia Millán and Sofía Paz were interviewed to the ENCERRADOS program by ENADIITV Arquitectura y Diseño in Mexico, where they talked about the work of Enlace Arquitectura and Enlace Foundation. They shared work experiences in the barrio La Palomera, the door-to-door solid waste collection program and the transformation of the Casa de Todos annex into an open center for the local community and all of Caracas. They also discussed awareness strategies regarding spatial inequality and other pressing social and environmental challenges in Venezuela.

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Debate N ° 9 “Popular Communities. The Emerging City”

The Museum of Architecture in Caracas hosts its 9th debate on "Popular Communities. The Emerging City", Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The invited speakers include Joao de Freitas, Elisa Silva and Rafael Machado. The discussion is moderated by Newton Rauseo and commented by Juan Carlos Rodríguez.

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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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