Leticia Paschetta

Ludic Artist, Architect, Designer.

My childhood was a time between the immense verticality of the Andes Mountains and the plains of the Argentine pampas, exploring tree branches, scrap yards or spinning with my body wrapped between curtains of fabrics… I loved to play. I was extremely curious and enthusiastic about very diverse subjects: art, science, astronomy, biology, to build, writing, inventing… I always felt the need to link as many things as possible to create unexpected situations within the infinite extent of the imagination.

I first thought about the concept of “ludic landscapes” in my architecture thesis, inspired by the need to create spaces of freedom that stimulate movement; and feeling passionate about the possibilities of innovation in structural design. These ideas would permeate my entire production of art, design and architecture.

My first professional experience was focused on architecture, continuing my studies in Navarra (Spain) and then collaborating with an international firm in Bilbao.When the first of my three little girls was born, I felt it was important to be in a place and time of introspection. I established my own studio in Argentina, a small “tree house”, surrounded by a hanging garden of orchids.

From there, the production of ludic landscapes became more and more challenging, searching other modes of communication, through spatial experiences capable of modifying our perception and exploring the possibility of changing the way we live, dream, play and feel.

My productions include different scales: installation, video art, sculpture, small models and architecture, combining spatial experiences with rigorous structural design, creating invention patents and innovative developments. In my workspace, textiles, models and stitching moulds coexist with complex structural analysis software. I feel as if my great-grandmother, who taught me how to knit, is sitting at the same table with great engineers from of the construction history discussing ideas with their experience. That is something I find fascinating!

Leticia Paschetta. Educated in Argentine and Spain, her artworks were exhibited in Chicago, São Paulo and Athens (postponed Chicago Athenaeum Museum), Barcelona (Disenny Hub), Bilbao (Azkuna Zentroa) and Argentine (CCK, CCVM, MAR, Macro Castagnino Museum, MARQ, Latin-American and International Biennials). She has received distinctions and awards in Barcelona (Invitation to create the Argentine Pavilion), European Union (AL Invest program success story) and Argentine (National Fund for the Arts Award, Good Design Award, and Castagnino National Art Prize). She has received grants in Spain, Argentine  (Latin American grant MDA, Di Tella) and Italy (Politecnico di Milano). She is a university researcher and lecturer in structural design, director of undergraduate and postgraduate theses and a member of the jury for the Latin American Innovation Rally.


Education

2002. Architect. Argentine

2003-05. Design Master. Navarra, Spain

2007. Superior Architect. Valladolid, Spain

University

Professor and Researcher of Structural Systems at the Architecture Faculty and Materials and Processes at the Industrial Design Faculty. Argentine

Professor of the Postgraduate Specialization in School Architecture. University UNL. Argentina

Director and jury for undergraduate and graduate theses in Design and Architecture. Jury of the Latin American Rally of Innovation and advisor to the Cabinet of Entrepreneurial Projects of the UNL. Argentina

Prizes, grant and awards

2019. BCD invitation to represent Argentine International Pavilion. Barcelona, Spain

2019. 2015. 2014. 2013. 2012. Nomination Work of the Year. Archdaily. Mexico and Chile

2018. Architecture Award, National Fund for the Arts Work “Tree House”. Argentine

2018. More Competitive Entrepreneurship Scholarship and Innovation Capital Forum. Argentine

2018. Success Story AL Invest 5.0 Program of the European Union

2017/13. Good Design Award 2017 Identity System and 2013 Artwork. Argentine

2016. Grant from the National Fund for Creative Development. Argentine

2015. Expressive Grant. Incubator of Cultural Projects Program. Argentine

2013. Castagnino-Macro National Exhibition Award. Artwork from the Art and Design Permanent Collection. Argentine

2013. Grant for High Training in Horeca Design. Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano. Italy

2010. 1st Prize on private competition of work spaces project. Argentine

2006. Creativity Prize. Competition Park of Art and Science. Argentine

2004. Di Tella Latin American Grant for Master’s Degree in Architectural Design. Spain

2001. 1st Prize Cultural Centre. Artistic Landscape Competition. Argentine.

Exhibitions

2020. Radical House World Exposition. (Reprogramed). Chicago Athenaeum Europe. Curated by Apostolos Syrivlis. Greece, Brazil, USA

2020. Bilbao Azkuna Zentroa. Installation White Lanscape,140m². Spain

2020. Hello Wood. Installation, 85m². Argentine

2019. Disseny Hub Barcelona. Ludic Installation at the International Pavillion, 160m². Spain

2019. International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires. Work “Tree House”. Argentine

2018. Kasimanwa Official Selection Video-Art. Philippines

2017. CCVM Old Market Cultural Complex. Red Landscape Installation, 700m². Argentine

2016. International Architecture Biennial. Work. Argentine

2015. SJDC Visual Arts Museum. Models. Argentine

2014. Latin American Architecture Biennial. Argentine

2014. CCK Cultural Centre. Installation Nest. Argentine  

2013. Macro Castagnino Museum Permanent Collection. Installation Bubble. Argentine

2011. MARQ. Buenos Aires Architecture Museum. Workphotographs. Argentine

2011. Complejo Cultural La Redonda. Installation Round Hammocks 500m². Argentine

2011. 9th São Paulo Architecture Biennial. Workphotographs. Brazil

2010. The Cultural Factory. Installation 250m².

2001. Cultural Centre. Art Installation Interface. Argentine.

Bibliography

Conferences

2019. MDA Conferences Emerging Latin American Architecture. Mendoza, Argentine

2018. MAR Contemporary Art Museum. Conference. Mar del Plata, Argentine

2018. 4th Contemporary Art Meeting “Art, Design and Social Transformation”, Argentine

Books

2014. Displacements and limits in the educational space. Co-author. ISBN 978-987-657-799-1. Argentine

2005. Play and creativity at the school. Co-author. ISBN 987-1233-00-0. Argentine

2004. Project materials. AA. VV. Doctorate Program ETSA UPC, Barcelona. Spain

Scientific Publications

2015. Kunsthal, Transference of thought and architecture. ISSN: 2250-4206. Argentine

2019. 2018. 2013. Industrial Model Titles No. 96366, 92874 and 85345. Argentine

2015. BOE publication. Patent of Invention. ISSN 0325-6529. Argentine.

Catalogues

2020. Radical. Redefining Architecture 21st Century (in edition). Chicago Athenaeum Museum. Curated by Apostolos Syrivlis. USA.

2020. Collective catalogue MDA Alumni Works (in edition). Curated byFredy Massad. Spain

2018. 2013.  Argentine Good Design Award. ISBN 978-987-25410-3-3. Argentine

2018. 2012. National Innovation Competition Catalogue. Argentine

2016. 2014. BIA-AR International Architecture Biennial. ISBN 9789873779145, 873779027. Argentine

2014. Ministry of Industry Catalogue. ISBN 978-987-1560-56-1. Argentine

2014. Crossed experiences. MDA and Latin American Biennial UNAV. Spain

2013. Design and innovation catalogue. Argentine Industry Off On. Argentine

2013. XII Art and Design Exhibition Castagnino-Macro. ISBN 978-987-29180-2-60. Argentine

2012. Santa Fe Architecture 2008-2012. Catalogue. Argentine

2011. 9th São Paulo Architecture Biennial Argentine Catalogue. Brazil

2010. Catalogue of the Italian company Formica. Landscape Infrastructural Installation, Bilbao. Spain

2005. Project Report 04/05 Nº 25 ISSN 1135-6146. UNAV. Spain 2001. Catalogue of the exhibition New Architecture. Argentine.

Publications

2020. AIT Magazine / XIA 2/2020. Intelligent Architecture. Baumhaus. Germany

2019. Domus. Barcelona Design Week International Pavilion. Italy

2019. On-diseño “Pabellón Internacional BDW19”, Barcelona. Spain

2019. Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao “Paisajes Lúdicos. Jugar en Blanco” Bilbao. Spain

2019. World Architecture Community “This Black Metal Disappears Between The Treetops”

2019. Los Andes “MDA: visiones latinoamericanas sobre las arquitecturas esenciales”

2019. 2015. 2014. 2013. 2012. Archdaily. Nomination Work of the Year. Mexico and Chile

2019. NESS Magazine. Tree House Studio. Argentine

2018. BOB International Magazine of Space Design. Nº 164 01/03/2018. Red Ludic Landscape. Korea

2018. Enlace. Architecture and Design Nº2017 ISSN 20070292. Mexico

2017. 2015. ARQA Design and Architecture. Nomination Work of the Year. Argentine

2015. ARQ. Projecturally rich sensibility. Argentine

2013. 90+10. The best of design. Argentine

2011. Experimenta Magazine. Selected Works. Spain

2008. ARQ. Global, versatile, ecological and with an Argentinean accent. Argentine

2001. Summa+ Nº 52 New Ways of Living. Argentine.