LETICIA BERDECIA

Leticia Berdecia is a cultural producer based in Puerto Rico. Her research interests focus on race, identity, and nationalism in the Caribbean. She is also the founding director of Archivos del Caribe, a cross-cultural art and history initiative.

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LETICIA BERDECIA

Leticia Berdecia is a cultural producer based in Puerto Rico. Her research interests focus on race, identity, and nationalism in the Caribbean. She is also the founding director of Archivos del Caribe, a cross-cultural art and history initiative.

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Nuestro Archivo: Un hogar para la Memoria
art and history exhibition


Nuestro Archivo gathers a collection of storytelling interviews, historical photographs and architectural surveys done on Cayey, Puerto Rico. While reviewing traditional archival methodologies, this project is both: a methodological experiment and a reaffirmation of the power of the people. The project was developed mostly over seven months but continues to expand over an unlimited time while seeking opportunities to grasp new models of archival procedures.

This work was possible thanks to Monument Lab studio, the Mellon Foundation, and the Historical House for Puerto Rican Music.

presented by Archivos del Caribe
under the RE:GENERATION grant
spring and summer of 2022

Adriana Vázquez Acevedo for Nuestro Archivo, Archivos del Caribe. Cayey, Puerto Rico, 2022


Espacios Imaginarios
art and literature exhibition


Espacios Imaginarios is a book that brings together eight Caribbean writers to explore the possibilities of literature. The book experiments with different scenarios by each author to offer an imaginable Caribbean, playing with utopias and challenging the natural format of the prologue and its structure.

Espacios Imaginarios was exhibited at La Casa del Cuento in Cayey with the support of the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement (as part of the Community Engaged Leadership Program).

presented by Archivos del Caribe
by CORNELL UNIVERSITY grant
spring and summer of 2021

Images courtesy of Daliana Alvarado. Cayey, Puerto Rico, 2021


In Albis
a short film on philosophy


Situated in a symbolical limbo and following Godard's script line in Breathless (1960), ‘In Albis’ dialogues about the existence of the soul in modern society. With a black-and-white setting, the film reflects on time as a flexible notion. Plato's dialogues in Fedón are brought back to introduce key concepts to the script.

In Albis was exhibited at La Casa del Cuento in Cayey as part of the Espacios Imaginarios art and history exhibition.

presented by Archivos del Caribe 
as an INDEPENDENT short film
spring and summer of 2021

Stills from In Albis. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2021

📧: leticia@archivosdelcaribe.org