Publications

Books

Silva, E. Pure Space: expanding the Public Sphere through Public Space Transformations in Latin American Spontaneous Settlements. Barcelona: Actar Publishers, 2020.

Silva, E. Lineamientos y recomendaciones sobre la gestión de servicios en conjuntos de vivienda social sostenible alineados a la agenda 2030. Mexico City: UN Habitat Mexico & CONAVI, 2018. 

Silva, E. & Vaggione P. Pro Inclusión: Ejemplos prácticos de políticas públicas en ciudades de América Latina. Bogotá: CAF, 2016.

Silva, E. et al CABA: Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas 1966-2014. Caracas: Fundación Espacio, 2015. 

Silva, E. Inclusión de Habitantes en la Ciudadanía Plena. Bogotá: CAF, 2013.

Silva, E. (Ed). Espacios Públicos en Barrios del Municipio Sucre. Caracas: Fundación Espacio, 2013. 

 

Articles in books and journals

Silva, E. The catalogue book of the 17th International Architecture "How will we live together" Biennale di Venezia Venice, Italy. 2021. 

Silva, E. "A Hybrid Discourse for Latin America's Urban Landscape" forA on the Urban Issue #0. University of Applied Arts Vienna, Ed. Andrea Börner, Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén García Grinda, Baerbel Mueller. Vienna: 2021 pp. 390-409.

Silva, E. "Histories of Place, Architecture and Underrepresented Communities: For a Complete City" Brooklyn Rail (September 2021). 

Silva, E. “Communal land, culture and production through mezcal producing communities in Oaxaca’s Central Valley”. Manifiesto 3: Bigger tan big - Journal of the Americas, 2021. pp 242-245.

XI Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. "San Juan María Vianney Church" by Enlace Arquitectura. Madrid: Gobierno de España & FQ, 2019.

NESS.doc Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas. “Plaza Jorge Somaca” by Enlace Arquitectura. Ed. Mercedes Peralta, Florencia Rodriguez and Jeannette Sordi. Doral: Lots of Architecture, 2020.

Silva, E. “Caracas, Strategica e Vulnerabile”, Limes: Rivista Italiana di geopolitica. 3/19 (April, 17, 2019)

Silva, E. “Mapping the Barrios of Caracas” in Downward Spiral: El Helicoide´s Descent from Mall to Prison. Ed. Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore. New York: Terreform, 2017.

Diálogos Impostergables. “Sembrando Ciudad” by Enlace Arquitectura. XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo en Chile, curated by Felipe Vera and Constanza Larach, 2017.

Radical: 50 Arquitecturas Latinoamericanas"Pavement Sabana Grande Boulevard" by Enlace Arquitectura. Ed. Miquel Adria and Andrea Griborio. Mexico City: Arquine, 2017.

Operative Communities: Building Communities Through Public Space. "Sabana Grande pavement project" by Enlace Arquitectura. Ed. Alissa North. Berlin: Birkhäuser, 2012.

 

Articles online

Silva, E. "Practicar arquitectura para completar la ciudad" Prodavinci, December 5, 2021.

Silva, E. "Los caminos y jardines de La Palomera suspendidos desde los techos en la Biennale di Venezia" Prodavinci, August 15, 2021.

Silva, E. "La historia de cómo Enlace Arquitectura, el Barrio La Palomera y la Ciudad Completa llegaron a la Biennale di Venezia" Prodavinci, July 20, 2021. 

Plataforma arquitectura, "Caminerías, escaleras y jardines de La Palomera en Caracas: La instalación de Enlace Arquitectura para la Bienal de Venecia 2021" (July 19, 2021)

Prodavinci, “Una iglesia venezolana es finalista de la XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo”, (July 15, 2019)

Efecto Cocuyo, “Iglesia San Juan María Vianney seleccionada finalista a premio iberoamericano de arquitectura”, (July 11, 2019)

El Universal, “Iglesia San Juan María Vianney finalista en la XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo”, (July 11, 2019)

Plataforma Arquitectura, “Iglesia San Juan María Vianney – Media Legua/Enlace Arquitectura”,  (June 5, 2019)

Silva, E. “Las Cassandras urbanas de nuestros tiempos” Terremoto: Arte Contemporáneo de las Américas, Issue 13: La pared dividida curated by Ruth Estevez. (January 7, 2019)

Silva, E. “La inclusión social permite que las ciudades sean más eficientes y sostenibles” Prodavinci, (December 26, 2016)

Silva, E. “48 años de asentamientos informales en Caracas” Plataforma Arquitectura (June 29, 2016)

Silva, E. “Mapeo de los barrios de Caracas”, Prodavinci (June 17, 2016) 

Plataforma arquitectura, “Enlace Arquitectura, primer lugar en diseños de módulos de control mixto en zonas naturales de Venezuela”. (September 8 2015) 

World Landscape Architect "La Morán | Enlace Arquitectura, World Landscape Architecture" by Damian Holmes. (December 6, 2011)

The Dirt: Uniting the Built and Natural Environments. "Redefining Urban Design in Caracas". July 21, 2011 

Deconews "Arquitectura Sostenible en la SAI III" June 2009

Arquine 44  "Exposición Arquitectura X Procesos" Summer 2008

Domus 901 "Spetacolo sul Vicolo" March 2007

E-Polis "Maggie di Roma", Roma. November 28, 2006

 

Interviews

El Diario "La Palomera o de cómo un barrio puede ser una obra de arte" by Faitha Nahmens. October 8, 2021

Azure "Architecture is never complete: a conversation with Elisa Silva" by Evan Pavka. August 26, 2021 

Metropolis Magazine. “On a Remote Venezuelan Mountainside, a Community Unites to Build a Church” by Vicky Sue. August 2, 2019

Deutsche Welle "Alternative attempts. The Architecture Biennial 2021". June 27, 2021

Climax "Lo Social no excluye la Belleza” by Faitha Nahmens. December 9, 2017

Prodavinci “El imaginario de una ciudad completa” by Cheo Carvajal. August 16,2017

Globovisión "Entrevista en vivo sobre la urbanización de los barrios." January 30, 2015

Construinfo “Entrevista con Elisa Silva” Edición Especial 09, December 2014. pp. 52-53

El Universal "Exposición Puro Espacio en los Galpones de Los Chorros" October 2013.

 

Lectures

Narratives on the built environment. Public lecture at FIU. November 2, 2021

Frameworks on Social Justice" EntreNos, Costa Rica. November 1, 2021

Conversations among participants of the Biennale di Venezia 2021. Leon Marcial (Perú) Gerardo Caballero and Paola Gallino (Argentina) Colegio de Arquitectos de Rosario. September 30, 2021.

Thinking the city post-coved. VII Annual Conference. Barquisimeto Venezuela. September 27, 2021.

Architectures of the Global South. Escola da Cidade Sao Paulo, Brazil. September 18, 2021

Women in landscape architecture: 12 perspectives. UPD Chile, July 21, 2021

Co-producing Inclusive Space. SURLab Guayaquil, Ecuador. July 14, 2021

The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebration. Institute of Oporto Portugal. July 13, 2021.

Silva, E. Sharif Kahatt, Anthony Acciavatti, and Mauricio Quiros "Manifest: Bigger than Big book review" PUCP Lima. July 1, 2021.

Pure Space book presentation. PUCP Lima. April 16, 2021

Silva, E. Mónica Ponce de León and Tatiana Bilbao "Women in architecture" NOMAS Yale Architecture. March 22. 2021

Grafted, Hybrid (In)Compete. Public lecture at Princeton University SoA. March 18, 2021

Pure Space book presentation. Media + Modernity Princeton University hosted by Beatriz Colomina, George Baird respondent. March 5, 2021.

Continental landscapes III. Continental University of Peru. November 7, 2020.

Ordinary Acknowledgement. Public lecture at Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design University of Toronto. October 16, 2020.

"Social Urbanism" discussion panel with Alejandro Haiek, Jorge Pérez Jaramillo and Carlos David Montoya. FIU. October 13, 2020.

Propagaciones" ArchDaily and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello Santiago de Chile. September 22, 2020.

Popular Communities. The Emerging City. Caracas Museum of Architecture. August 4, 2020.

What is packed in a 16kg building block?  Technische Universität Wien. May 15. 2020.

Design & Relevance 2007-2019. BEAT Building equity in Toronto. October 23, 2019.

Let's Talk about the City.  Venezuelan-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Caracas. July 10, 2019.

Silva, E.  David Simon (London) Fish Yu (Shenzhen) and Samarth Das (Mumbai)  "Summit Dialogue: How can we create living space in cities?" TNOC Summit Paris. June 6, 2019.

"Across the Americas" Columbia University. April 23, 2019.

Too fast, too slow Princeton University. April 29, 2019.

Territorial inequality and the Cassandras of our times" Public lecture at Harvard GSD, October 29, 2018

Work by Enlace Arquitectura in Caracas. Invited participant to the event “La Caracas que Queremos” Simon Bolivar University, Caracas. May 4, 2018.

CABA Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Central University Venezuela. Caracas. May 2, 2018.

Disrupciones–Dilemas de la imagen en la contemporaneidad. Fundación Cisneros Seminar, Chacao Cultural Center Caracas. March 16, 2018.

What is common: lessons from Valparaiso, Medellin, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas. XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Chile. Diálogos impostergables. Valparaiso Chile. October 28, 2017

Diálogos impostergables Identity: round table discussion on women in architecture. XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Chile. Valparaiso Chile. October 28, 2017.

Mapping, intervening and integrating informal settlements in the city. Slot Studio Mexico City. August 4, 2017.

Cartography of the Caracas barrios – record and analysis of 48 years of informal settlement growth in the city LASA Conference in Lima Peru. May 1, 2017

CABA Cartography of the Caracas barrios 1966-2014. Research Conference Series at the Engineering School of the Central University Venezuela. November 18, 2016.

Mapping and visualizing the growth of informal settlements - Caracas 1966-2014. Limapolis. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima Peru. March 6, 2017.

Mapping methodologies to design public policy in cities. The CABA case in Caracas. UN Habitat, Mexico City. February 28, 2017.

CABA Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas, Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas. November 15, 2916.

Mapping 48 years of informal settlement growth in Caracas. Harvard University Graduate School of Design Latin GSD. September 15, 2016.

Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas. "Visions: popular sectors" Centro Cultural Bigott, Petare Caracas. July 17, 2016.

Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas Foro Permanente de Ciudad, El Nacional, Caracas. May 26, 2016.

Pure Space: public space transformations in Latin American informal settlements. FIU Florida International University, Miami. October 29, 2015.

Seminar “Architecture Americas International League Summit (AMLIAS)/Building 2015”, organized by the School of Architecture FIU Florida International University, Miami. March 20, 2015.

Architecture as an instigator of social change in habitats. Discussant at Universidade da Coruña, Coruña Spain. November 23, 2014.

Pure Space: public space interventions in Latin American informal settlements. Lecture at the “Informal Settlements, barrios and popular cities,” workshop at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, School of Architecture and Urbanism. Caracas. October 20, 2014.

Pure Space: Public space interventions in Latin America” Universidad de Monterrey, Uruguay. April 23, 2014.

Prosperous cities in Latin America. Urban mobility forum on Caracas. El Nacional, Caracas. 2013

The Implementation Process of a Sustainable Park in La Carlota. Wentworth Institute of Technology. June, 2013

Building landscapes with communities: recent projects by Enlace Arquitectura. Iberoamérica, Arquitectura y Ciudad IAC 2012 Conference. Maracaibo, Venezuela.2012

Barrio La Morán Caracas, Venezuela. CAF La Paz, Bolivia. 2011.

Operations that relate design with informality: Recent work. Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo Venezuela. 2011

Urban renewal processes focused on youth and the environment. Habitat and Social Inclusion Congress on Latin America and the Caribbean. FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador. 2010

Building possible cities; Interventions in La Morán. Fundación José Ángel Lamas, Petare, Caracas. 2010

Opportunities for the development of barrios and perspectives on the social practice of architecture. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, 2010

Perspective s on the social practice of architecture. Rome Italy. 2010

Building possible cities; Interventions in La Morán. Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas. 2009

Building possible cities; Interventions in La Morán. Alcaldía Baruta, Municipio Baruta, Caracas. 2009

Building possible cities; Interventions in La Morán. Colegio de Arquitectos de Venezuela, Caracas. 2008

Representation and perception of the city. II Interamerican Congress on Architecture. Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida Venezuela. 2008

The Space of Representation and Falda's images of Rome. American Institute for Roman Culture. Rome Italy. 2006

The Space of Representation and Falda's images of Rome. American Academy in Rome. Rome Italy. 2006

 

web pages

rioguaire.org - "El Guaire es el hilo"

lapalomera.org - "The Complete City" Biennale di Venezia 2021