"Ordinary Acknowledgement" Elisa Silva

The professional packaging of the design discipline - intent on creating, projecting and transforming - may overlook the pertinence and relevance of being first and foremost curious observers and empathetic listeners, capable of celebrating and recognizing what already exists. This lecture will reflect on community engagement strategies and the crafting of an inclusive approach to design through the work of Enlace Arquitectura in the barrio (informal settlement) La Palomera in Caracas Venezuela, which will be part of the 17th Architecture Biennial in Venice 2021. 


Elisa Silva
is principal and founder of Enlace Arquitectura and Enlace Foundation, established in Caracas, Venezuela. The two entities work in tandem to advance the integration of cities including informal settlements through participatory design processes and cultural programs.