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UB Fall Lecture Series: Ludovico Centis

  • Hayes Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus 3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY, 14214 United States (map)

Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Border Crossing
Ludovico Centis


Ludovico Centis is an architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire ( and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco ( Centis has a PhD in urbanism (Università IUAV di Venezia). He has been a partner at the architectural office Salottobuono (2007 to 2012). He has lectured at Università IUAV di Venezia (Venice), the Politecnico in Milan, Festarch (Cagliari), the Auditorium dell’Ara Pacis (Rome), the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism, the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London), the Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta (ULB, Brussels), the 21er Haus (Vienna), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Centis was the 2013–14 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo. During the spring of 2015 he participated in the Center for Land Use Interpretation's Wendover Residence Program.


BORDER CROSSING presents architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers who are working across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or disciplinary demarcations.

In the current political climate, and in the border city of Buffalo, the program explores how borders can be productively transgressed through a number of discursive positions and practices, operating between territories, cultures, and ideologies. This series of speakers emphasizes the importance and urgency for transnational cross-pollination in architecture and planning and celebrates the positive impact of immigrants and citizens from diverse backgrounds. #BorderCrossing

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