Elisa Silva is director and founder of Enlace Arquitectura 2007 and Enlace Foundation 2017, established in Caracas, Venezuela. Projects focus on raising awareness of spatial inequality and the urban environment through public space interventions, informal settlement integration and strengthening rural landscapes. Enlace’s work has been recognized in international biennials, competitions, and design exhibitions.
Elisa received a Graham Foundation Grant for the publication Pure Space: Expanding the Public Sphere through Public Space Transformations in Latin American Informal Settlements (Actar, 2019) in 2017, and co-authored CABA Cartography of the Caracas Barrios 1966-2014 (2015). She was awarded the Wheelwright Fellowship from Harvard University in 2011 and the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2005. Elisa has a Masters in Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has been Visiting Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture 2019, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University in 2018, and Professor at the Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela since 2011.