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“Sustainable urban transformations in communities”

“Sustainable urban transformations in communities”

Enlace Arquitectura togetherwith Citibank Venezuela and FUDEP are supporting 6 communities in Venezuela in the cities of Caracas, Valencia and Maracaibo totranform their urban environments into desirable and useful publicspaces. Through engagement in workshops, public space making eventsand participation in a competition for seed funding, comunnities acquire skills on how to formulate their own projects, how topresent them to their municipalities and how to take on selfmotivated urban transformation projects.

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Global Shapers in Caracas event with Elisa Silva

Global Shapers in Caracas event with Elisa Silva

Elisa participates as aspeaker at the Global Shaper´s Caracas event, on Wednesday December 2nd at the offices of Wayra, Xerox tower. The discussion topiccentered on "Reasons to live inVenezuela". She was joined by singer Laura Guevara, polititican Roberto Patiño and beer distributer Jesús Sánchez.

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Territory vs Public Space

Territory vs Public Space

Elisa Silva participates in a forum discussion about the presense of informal settlments in Caracas, not as the "other" city but as part of it. Josefina Baldó and Rafael Machado were also invited to speak. The initiative forms part of artist Natalya Critchley´s project "Tourist Office in San Agustin del Sur". The event was organized by Cheo Carvajal and ittook palce at the Alameda Theatre in San Agustin del Sur at 6:00pm.

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The Ship – project, workshop and performance

The Ship – project, workshop and performance

Valentina Caradonna participated inthe development of the Ship project, workshop and perfirmancetogether with artist Nancy Nowacek, Backroom Caracas, the Facultyof Architecture at the Central University of Venezuela, theAmerican Embassy, Cultura Chacao, and CCS FORUM 2015. Architects adkjm, Central Arquitectura and Ricardo Sanz were also integral participantes in the initiative which took place between the 2nd and 7th of November 2015.

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Lecture Thursday October 29 at FIU by Elisa Silva: "Pure Space: public space transformations in barrios of Latin America"

Lecture Thursday October 29 at FIU by Elisa Silva: "Pure Space: public space transformations in barrios of Latin America"

Elisa presented a lecture atthe BEA Gallery of the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture at FIUon the content of her research for the Wheelwright Prize shereceived from Harvard GSD in 2011, and has continued to evolvesince then. The presentation identifies approximations to formulate public space through environmental strategies, infrastructure, pavement, buildings and activities as well as investment approachesto create public space interventions in informal settlements of Latin American cities.

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