A specialized event of educational and experiential content, aimed
at public space professionals and urban parks

Leticia Lozano

Position: Co-founder & Director
Company: MACIA Estudio Architect
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

"Child and Play Panel"
Design, Infrastructure, and equipment.
jueves 17 de noviembre
Monterrey Room
15:30:00 - 16:55:00

Leticia is a practising architect, experience designer and play researcher passionate about public spaces, human behaviour and urban communities. She is the co-founder and director of MACIA Estudio —an applied research studio seeking to enhance human experiences within the urban fabric. Exploring the boundaries between creative and social disciplines and leading transdisciplinary teams, Leticia specialises in creating places, programs, prototypes, strategies and public policy recommendations to transform communities and cities through play. Her hybrid profile has allowed her to collaborate with organisations and governments worldwide. Leticia is co-author of Architecture for Urban Play and Playing Together, books that portrait the state of play in Mexico City and have easy-to-use design tools for urban designers and architects. She is currently a fellow of the Emerging Urban Leaders program by Salzburg Global Seminar and a member of the Children, Play and Nature committee of the World Urban Parks. She teaches undergraduate and graduate architecture and design courses at various Universities in Mexico and has been a guest lecturer at international universities, including: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of the West of England Bristol and many more. Her design work and research has been featured internationally and has been invited to share it at venues worldwide, including: International Congress of Urban Parks SouthAmerica, Uppsala Health Summit, Playable City Japan, Salzburg Global Seminar, Child in the City, Urban Talks Almaty, Velo-City, MX-LA Cultural Forum among others. In 2017 she was the only Latin-American selected for the Creative Producers International Cohort, a three year programme, led by Watershed, to advance the research on playable cities. And from 2015 to 2018 Leticia served as Head of Playful City at Mexico City’s innovation lab, her aim as a civil servant was to establish childhood’s perspective as a central factor for urban planning and public policy design. An alumnus of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, UAL, Politecnico di Torino and Universidad de las Américas, Puebla.

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