Antonio Paoletti is an architect and filmmaker based in The Netherlands. He received a Master’s
Degree cum laude from the Department of Architecture of TU Delft (2020), and a Bachelor’s Degree
with Honours from Roma Tre University (2018). In 2021, he is the winner of the hand-drawn category of the international Architecture Drawing Prize with his submission ‘Reconfiguring Addis Ababa’s Narratives – Storytelling for Architecture’. Antonio combined the results of ethnographic research, developed during an academic field trip to Addis Ababa in November 2019, to illustrate his graduation project for a dilapidated district in Addis Ababa, using the format of a graphic novel. In 2019, Antonio realized “The Glow in the Mist”, a documentary shot in Bangladesh that explores the hidden narratives of ordinary stories of Dhaka’s ‘invisible dwellers’. Since 2021, he combines teaching and researching activities at the TU Delft with his work as an architect and filmmaker at Mecanoo Architecten