Elisa Silva is an American-Venezuelan architect, the founder and principal of Enlace Arquitectura and Enlace Foundation. She grew up between Venezuela and St. Louis, Missouri. She has taught architecture in universities such as Princeton University, Harvard University, and the University of Toronto and currently teaches at Florida International University in Miami. With Enlace Arquitectura, she is a participant in the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture directed by Hashim Sarkis, on view through November 21, 2021 in Venice, Italy.
Histories of Place, Architecture, and Underrepresented Communities: For a Complete CityBy Elisa Silva
Enlace Arquitectura, the architectural firm I established in Venezuela in 2007, was invited to be part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale 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 installation is part of the segment dedicated to emerging communities at Le Corderie of the Arsenale.