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Elisa Silva

(St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1975) Architect and professor. She is the director and founder of Enlace Arquitectura and Enlace Foundation. Her professional career has been focused on public space and city integration, looking to include its slums. Enlace's work has been recognized at the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2021, the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021, Arc en Rêve centre d'architecture in Bordeaux, the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, the XII and XI Ibero-American Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the XX Chilean Architecture Biennial, and the Centro Cultural Parque de España in Rosario. Elisa has been awarded the Rome Prize of the American Academy 2005, the Wheelwright Fellowship of Harvard University 2011, the Graham Foundation Grant 2017 and 2021, and the AFIELD Fellowship 2023. She is co-author of CABA: Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas (2014), and author of Puro Espacio: transformaciones de espacio público en asentamientos espontáneos de América Latina (Actar, 2020). Elisa is an associate professor at FIU Miami and lecturer at Harvard GSD Boston. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard GSD.