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Enlace Arquitectura and Ciudad Laboratorio are part of the fourth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021

Enlace Arquitectura and Ciudad Laboratorio are part of the fourth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial entitled "The Available City", which will be open to the public between September 17, 2021 and December 18, 2021. This year, the Chicago Architecture Biennale is curated by the artistic director David Brown and contemplates more than 80 projects from 18 different countries that will contribute ideas for collective spaces centered on communities.

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SURLab invites Elisa Silva to lecture at the Second edition of the Webinar “Co-producing Inclusive Spaces”

As part of a series of seminars, workshops, and academic courses, SURLab - a collaborative platform for knowledge production and exchange, funded by the Flemish government (VLIR UOS), and created in collaboration with the Urban Studies Unit of the Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil & the Sustainable Cities Research Group LlactaLAB of Universidad de Cuenca - sponsored the Second edition of the Webinar “Co-producing Inclusive Spaces”.

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Elisa presents a conference "Complete City: La Palomera, recognition and celebration" at the Institute of Oporto Portugal

Lecture by Elisa Silva within the framework of the Expedition '21 studio of the Institute of Architecture in Porto Portugal, whose focus this year is “Critical neighborhoods. Architecture and appropriation in Bairro do Leal. " The workshop seeks to present a set of regeneration strategies in the precarious territory of Bairro de Leal, in Porto, demonstrating the capacity of architecture to improve the living conditions of inhabitants. Elisa's contribution was made via Zoom, based on the experiences in the La Palomera neighborhood, Caracas Venezuela.

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María Virginia Millán presents a talk at the Rafael Urdaneta URU University

As a way of celebrating the Week of the Architect 2021, Maria Virginia Millán is invited to present a lecture by the National Coordination of Architecture Students of the Rafael Urdaneta URU University, where she presented “Access to the Complete City: Transformations of public space and recognition of the city." She shared part of the work of Enlace Arquitectura promoting the right to the city and the integration of spontaneous settlements, creating links with the community and promoting acts of recognition.

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Conversation around the Manifest review with Elisa Silva, Sharif Kahatt, Anthony Acciavatti and Mauricio Quirós talks around the article in Manifest about mezcal producing “communities in the Central Valley of Oaxaca"

Elisa Silva is invited to participate in the presentation of the magazine Manifest titled "Bigger than big: Phantom infrastructure" together with the editor of the magazine Anthony Acciavatti, the professor of architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Sharif Kahatt and Mauricio Quirós Pacheco , professor at the University of Toronto, who served as moderator. Elisa's contribution revolved around her article “Communal land, culture and production through mezcal producing communities in oaxaca’s central valley by Elisa Silva.”

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Graham Foundation awards the project "Nothing out of the ordinary" at the Art and Culture Center (Casa de Todos Annex) in La Palomera, Caracas Venezuela

Graham Foundation awards the project "Nothing out of the ordinary" at the Art and Culture Center (Casa de Todos Annex) in La Palomera, Caracas Venezuela"

The Graham Foundation announced the beneficiary projects for 2021 on June 4th, one of them being the cultural program "Nothing out of the ordinary: a space for art, celebration, acknowledgement and sancochos in the barrio La Palomera". It is a cultural project consisting of art, music, workshops and celebrations, created together with the community that will take place in a dilapidated structure, which is currently under renovation and will be a center for art and culture.

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Enlace Arquitectura at the Biennale di Venezia 2021

We are pleased to share the news that Enlace Arquitectura has been invited to be part of the 17 Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, curated by the Lebanese architect and dean of the MIT Faculty of Architecture, Hashim Sarkis, which examines the question “How will we live together?”.

The XVII Biennale de Arquitectura opens its doors to the public from May 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021.

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Elisa Silva presents the publication Pure Space at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism PUCP in Lima Peru

Invited by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Elisa shares a few reflections on the publication "Pure Space: Expanding the public sphere throuth public space transformations in Latin American spontaneous settlements", on Friday April 16, 2021 via zoom, together with architects Gary Leggett and Sharif Kahatt.

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Public lecture at Princeton University “Grafted, hybrid (in)complete”

Elisa presented the lecture "Grafted, hybrid (in)complete" as part of the public lecture series at Princeton University School of Architecture on March 18, 2021. After an introduction by Dean Monica Ponce de León, Elisa presented the work by Enlace Arquitectura in the barrio La Palomera over the course of the last 5 years and the evolution of the office's practice, methodologies and focus.

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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 Mayor's Office 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 Pure Space project edited and published by Actar Publishers, CAF development bank of Latin America, with the support of the Graham Foundation. 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 titled “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 part of the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice 2021.

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