Enlace Foundation and Fospuca begin door to door waste collection in La Palomera

Today, October 3, 2019, Fospuca began a door-to-door waste collection program in La Palomera, Baruta, employing people from the community with the institutional support of the City of Baruta and the social accompaniment of Enlace Foundation. The initiative provides barrio inhabitants with a better-quality service and will eliminate the presence of containers in the entrances of the informal settlement. It represents a pilot project that will be replicated in other sectors of the municipality such as El Placer de María, Ojo de Agua, Las Minas, Santa Cruz and Hoyo de la Puerta.

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Elisa is awarded the Lucas Artists Fellows in Visual Arts for 2019 – 2022

Elisa Silva is selected among the 33 Sally and Don Lucas Artists Fellows of the Montalvo Arts Center in California, in recognition of her work focused on raising awareness of spatial inequality and efforts to integrate barrios into broader urban dynamics through public space interventions. She will pursue research on the formal characteristics of exisitng public space in the barrio La Palomera.

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Bello Monte Avenue public space project at CCS' 452nd anniversary

Enlace Arquitectura presented the Beethoven Avenue in Bello Monte project at the celebration of the 452nd anniversary of Caracas on July 26, 2019, organized by CCScity450 and Fundación Espacio. Slides of the project, which includes the design of sidewalks and new public plazas commissioned by the bank Banesco in 2017, were projected onto a building facade.


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Founder´s Celebration – Fifth Gathering IPC

On Saturday, July 13, the Founder’s Celebration was held in the Santo Domingo sector of La Palomera, Baruta Municipality, as part of the program Integration Process Caracas. The purpose of the event was to disseminate the unacknowledged urban history of a this part of the city. Founders of La Palomera and their descendants shared the stories and anecdotes of how the settlement's process began.

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Colloquium "Let's talk about the City: Is it possible to build a Sustainable Caracas?"

Enlace Foundation was invited to participate in colloquium “Let's Talk about the City” organized by the Venezuelan-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Caracas, on July 10, 2019, as part of the city´s 452th Anniversary celebration. Other participants included Haciendo Ciudad, Trazando Espacios, CCSCity450, Territorio Hub and Laboratorio Ciudadano. The discourse focused on the integration of the city, participatory urban transformation strategies and the notion of a people centered city.

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Video "Complete City, reflections on integration" presented at the event "More Nights Caracas"

"More Nights Caracas" is an initiative organized by Ciudad Laboratorio that took place in the Bello Monte, Caracas on Saturday July 6, 2019. Enlace Foundation was invited to share a video and present the program "Integration Process Caracas” in the informal settlement La Palomera, which invites people to  abandon binary urban definitions as "formal" and "informal", overcome prejudices and build a real and symbolic notion of an integrated "Complete City."

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Elisa speaks at the The Nature of City TNOC Summit in Paris

The Nature of Cities Summit took place for the very first time at Sorbonne University, Jussieu Marie Curie campus in Paris France on June 6, 2019. Organized by David Maddox and a very capable multidisciplinary team of artists, ecologists, activists, landscape architects and planners, the summit presented several discussion panels focusing on different aspects of a green city. Elisa participated in a panel together with David Simon -London and Cape Town, Fish Yu-Shenzhen and Samarth Das-Mumbai in the Summit Dialogue: How can we create living space in cities? 

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La Palomera celebrates the Cross of May and the "Mobil Museum"

On Saturday, May 25, the Cross of May "Mobile Museum" was celebrated in the community of La Palomera, as part of the program Integration in Process Caracas IPC. The event began with a procession where portions of a model of La Palomera were carried from the Simpon Bolívar Square in Baruta to the La Cruz de La Palomera sector. It was followed by a generous array of exhibitions, concerts, performandes, rituals, games, videos and the customary "Sancocho."

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Integration Process Caracas - Fourth Gathering

"Art, Pedagogy and City" is a series of events that are part of the project Integration Process Caracas. The discussions promote recognition of the barrio as part of the city.

This Thursday, April 25, we will have our fourth meeting titled "Transforming the city from the classroom." Teachers and educators from different schools and levels (both from inside and outside the barrio) are invited to talk about what recognition means. The event will culminate in brainstorming and planning sessions on the notion that “the barrio is city”.

We offer participants round trip transportation, refreshments and participation certificates. The event will begin in Plaza Bolívar de Baruta followed by a walk to the Concentration 094 School, in the La Cruz sector of La Palomera, where we will reflect on the nature of the city, followed by a workshop. The activity will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m.

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Across the Americas – Columbia University Incubator

Elisa is part of a conversation initiated by Agustín Schang and Laura González that explores contemporary architecture models operating Across the Americas. The group was comprised by Julian Palacio, Jorge Ambrosi & Gabriela Etchegaray, Rafael Gamo, Elisa Silva and Maite Borjabad Lopez-Pastor.

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Too Fast Too Slow Princeton University

As part of the public programing for the 2019 Post-Professional Master of Architecture Thesis Exhibition, TOO FAST TOO SLOW, Architect and Princeton School of Architecture Visiting Lecturer Elisa Silva, discusses her work in terms of the exhibition's prompt of speed and the fortune, futility, and providence of time in practice.

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Art and community. Proposals for Integration

"Integration Process Caracas" promotes the recognition of the entire city by blurring borders, overstepping boundaries and generating opportunities for gatherings where we can experience integration.

We invite artists, creators and city lovers to participate in a co-creation experience with the community of La Palomera, Baruta. We are looking for people interested in working through a constant exchange with La Palomera´s neighbors to create interventions that manifest reflections on integration through art.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal visit the following link for more information.

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