PLSTCT is a duo established in 2017 by Grazia Mappa and Gabriele Leo. Our work incorporates the languages of architecture, design, art and writing in the investigating the co-evolutive relationship between bodies (both the humans and non-human ones) and space and how it relates to ecology, technology and politics. Based on a cross-disciplinary approach, our practice tries to question the normative and binary systems that underlies the use of space within the dominant cultures. We often occupy that gray zone between functional and non-functional.
We understand architecture and design as performative processes and, as a consequence, we aim to design situations rather than just artifacts. Following this concept, in 2018 we started Post Disaster, a critic learning platform on the condition of the mediterranean scenario. We try to foster a collective investigation aiming to shed light on the role of marginal territories - on a global scale - within production systems and capital flows. The research focuses on Taranto, an industrial city that symbolises the underlying disparities of the western world.
Currently we live and work between Milan and Taranto.
2021 Design Week Runaways - curatorial project @ various locations, Milan2020 Milano Versus - Milano Urban Center Public Program 2020 @ Triennale Milan2020 The State of the Art of Architecture - Group show curated by Joseph Grima @ Triennale Milan2019 Movimento - Group show curated by Salvatore Peluso and Studio La Cube @ Camp Design Gallery, Milan2019 The New Abnormal - Post Disaster Rooftops EP02 @ various locations, Taranto2019 Dripping In Crocodile Tears - Group show curated by Roberta Mansueto @ Foothold, Bari2018 Coalescence - Group show co-curated by Re.Act, Scandale Project and Ultrastudio @ Museu de Angra do Heroísmo, Azores2018 Taranto 2049 - Is this fading-city-on-the-ionian-sea coller than Blade Runner? - Post Disaster Rooftops EP01 @ various locations, Taranto2018 Towards a Common Survival - Collective Exhibition and Multiformat Publication curated by The Institute of Queer Ecology @ Prairie Gallery, Chicago2018 An Archive of Resistance - Editorial workshop on Domus Magazine archive, with Fosbury Architecture and Ira-C @ Archweek 2018, Triennale Milano2018 Continental Breakfast - Group show with Ira-C and Fosbury Architecture, Milan2017 Risky Attachments - Group show curated by Like A Little Disaster, Bari2017 Westopia - Group show curated by Parasite 2.0 2017 Skin - Invited Competition @ F.A.R.M Cultural Park, Favara2016 Re-Drawing the theory \ Re-Drawing the House - group show curated by Parasite 2.0
TEXTS2019 “Ornamento e Pregiudizio” - short essay for Kabul Magazine2018 “The (not so) Free and (increasingly) Global University of Frappuccino” short text for Dueweekly - AA school publications2018 “Cocktail with your dreams. An inquiry into the suburban houses, from the outside” - text + images contribution for Spontaneous Atlas - Libria edizioni2018 “Plastic Love Nest” - text + images contribution for Trans Magazin #32, “Love” - curated by ETH Zürich Architecture Department2016 “Over Habitat” - text contribution - “Re-Drawing the theory \ Re-Drawing the House”, curated by Parasite 2.0 - Bice Bugatti edizioniPRESS AND LINKS2020 ATP diary, Visual Doggeler2020 Domusweb, The life of designers at the time of quarantine2019 Domusweb, Movimento2019 Artribune, Post Disaster