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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“Social Urbanism” discussion panel at FIU Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture of Florida International University FIU organized the discussion panel “Social Urbanism” on Tuesday, October 13. It focused on the challenges and opportunities of urban planning in spontaneous settlements of Latin America, specifically in Colombia and Venezuela.

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

MUSARQ hosts its 9th debate on "Popular Communities. The emerging city", Wednesday, August 5, 2020 starting at 9:00 am. The invited speakers include Joao de Freitas, Elisa Silva and Rafael Machado. The discussion will be moderated by Newton Rauseo and commented at the end 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 with respect to the barrios. 

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The City that we produce and reproduce through language

"The Caracas that I see" was the premise of an online meeting entitled "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 as in the imaginary.

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One year after our first celebration at La Palomera

On Saturday May 23, 2020, an event was held on the virtual platform Zoom to celebrate, remembrer and reflect. It was part of the exhibition "Complete City: La Palomera, recognition and celebration" at 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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