September 6, 2018 (KRANNERT ART MUSEUM)
The National Maps, developed in the frame of The Empire's Ways of Memory. An Exploration of the Manhattan Project's Legacy research, are on show in the exhibition Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape. The exhibition scrutinizes the nuclear industry, including its everyday functions and long-term impact, with an emphasis on issues surrounding radioactive waste. The artists in Hot Spots examine this expansive subject through themes that include rendering the invisible visible, art as a tool of information disclosure and disruption, and developing the complex language necessary to communicate thousands of years into the future

October 17, 2019 to March 21, 2020
Krannert Art Museum
West, Light Court, and Contemporary Galleries
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
500 Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 – U.S.A.

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September 26, 2019 (FORESTURBIA)
The book "Foresturbia. A Manual for a Landscaped City", produced with OFFICE U67, is exhibited at the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale in the frame of The Library, hosted at the National Museum. The Manual contains a wide array of landscape and urban strategies combined with technological solutions
that should be taken into account by all decision makers, designers and citizens that will face the development of Oslo, as well as other cities located in the same climatic zone in the Northern hemisphere.

Opening September 26, 2019, 7.00 pm

September 26, 2019 to November 24, 2019
The National Museum - Architecture
Bankplassen 3
Oslo – Norway.

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September 5, 2019 (THEY MUST HAVE ENJOYED BUILDING HERE: REYNER BANHAM AND BUFFALO)

They must have enjoyed building here: Reyner Banham and Buffalo is the second of a series of exhibitions initiated by Ludovico Centis / The Empire, titled Reyner Banham: A Set of Actual Tracks.

The exhibition is comprised of two types of material, drawing multiple connections in both space and time. The first has been produced by students of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo (UB) following from a seminar led by Ludovico Centis. The seminar reflected specifically on the innovative research and teaching agenda that Banham undertook in Buffalo between 1976 and 1980, which was characterized by extensive field research and forward-thinking subjects such as the Building Life Cycles program. The second type of material in the show is archival– selected from diverse sources, ranging from academic institutions such as the UB Archives to the private collections of Roger Conover, Bonnie Foit-Albert and Hadas Steiner. Much of this material is exhibited publicly for the first time.

Opening September 5, 2019, 5:00pm
September 5, 2019 to December 13, 2019
School of Architecture and Planning
Hayes Hall Gallery
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.

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June 27, 2019 (A PARALLEL OF RUINS AND LANDSCAPES)

A parallel of ruins and landscapes is the first of a series of exhibitions initiated by Ludovico Centis / The Empire, titled Reyner Banham: A Set of Actual Tracks. A parallel of ruins and landscapes pairs two extensive fieldworks that unfolded in the past fifty years in the American West: the first by Reyner Banham, and the second by Ludovico Centis. The parallel between the two fieldworks takes place at two scales –the continental and the local one– and is made manifest through previously unpublished and unexposed materials gathered from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Architectural Association Archives in London.

Opening June 27, 2019, 7:00pm

June 27, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Campo Gallery
Via della Marrana 94
Rome – Italy

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May 22, 2019 (OSLO ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE)
The Empire has been selected among the participants of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale , entitled “Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth”.

September 26, 2019 to November 24, 2019
The National Museum - Architecture
Bankplassen 3
Oslo – Norway.

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December 12, 2018 (REYNER BANHAM: A SET OF ACTUAL TRACKS)

Ludovico Centis will teach a ten days workshop titled “Reyner Banham: A set of actual tracks” at the State University of New York – University at Buffalo that engages with the legacy of the British architectural historian Reyner Banham.

9:00am to 6:00pm
School of Architecture and Planning
217 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.


September 17, 2018 (100 VENETIAN MARKERS)

The Empire will lead a workshop in the frame of the Citizenship Program developed by the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The workshop will investigate the borders of Venice. I Cento Cippi di conterminazione lagunare –a set of rather ordinary markers positioned by the Venetian Republic in the years immediately prior its fall in order to define unequivocally the borders of the lagoon– will become goals of multiple individual explorations of these unstable borders subject to continuous negotiation. 

10.00am to 8.00p.m.
Centro Scalzi
Cannaregio 54 
Venezia - Italy


September 6, 2018 (HOT SPOTS)

The National Maps, developed in the frame of The Empire's Ways of Memory. An Exploration of the Manhattan Project's Legacy research, are on show in the exhibition Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape, that brings together 18 international artists and art collectives who examine the environmental impact of military and industrial production and use of radioactive materials.

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September 7  to December 8, 2018
UB Art Gallery
North Campus 
201 Center for the Arts 
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.

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March 15, 2018 (GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Ludovico Centis has been awarded a 2018 Library Research Grant by the Getty Research Institute. Centis will spend three weeks in Los Angeles investigating the archive of the British architectural historian Reyner Banham.

The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA – U.S.A.


December 2, 2017 (AN ITALIAN NAVIGATOR)

Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “An Italian Navigator” at the University of Chicago Arts.

4:15 pm to 6:15pm
Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge
5706 S University Ave
Chicago, IL – U.S.A.

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November 7, 2017 (DIE ANTIQUIERTHEIT DES MENSCHEN)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen” at the Bauhaus - Universitaet Weimar, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bauhaus - Universitaet Weimar
Oberlichtsaal

Geschwister-Scholl-Str.8A
Weimar – Germany

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October 23, 2017 (TRANSPACIFIC CHARTS)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “Transpacific Charts” at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Faculty of Architecture.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
EPFL, Faculty of Architecture - Building AAC Room 106
Route de la Sorge
Lausanne - Switzerland

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September 14, 2017 (AN AMERICAN TEMPLE)

The Empire's installation "An American Temple" will be presented to the public during the opening days of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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September 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL – U.S.A.


August 30, 2017 (A NEW SPECIES)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “A New Species” at the State University of New York – University at Buffalo.

6:00pm to 7:30pm
School of Architecture and Planning
403 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.

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March 6, 2017 (CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL)
The Empire has been selected among the participants of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, entitled “Make New History”.

Press and professional preview September 14-15
September 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL – U.S.A.


November 26, 2016 (UNFINISHED)
Ludovico Centis will take part to the “Unfinished” symposium at the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

11:00am to 6:00pm
Spanish Pavilion
Giardini della Biennale
Venezia - Italy

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October 4, 2016 (THE ENDURING OBJECTS OF ARCHITECTURE)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “The Enduring Objects of Architecture: 10 Projects and a Plan”, at the University of Toronto - John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design - Room 103
230 College
Toronto - Canada

May 19, 2016 (INSTITUTIONS)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “Institutions”, at Universitaet Liechtenstein - Faculty of Architecture.

10:00 am to 11.00.am
University of Liechtenstein - Institute of Architecture and Planning
Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse
Vaduz - Liechtenstein

June 17, 2016 (AZURE)
The Empire's “Hotel Ascension” design (with Jin Young Song) is among the finalists of the “Azure awards”.

6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto - Canada

May 28, 2015 (SHANGHAI CITY PORTRAITS)
Ludovico Centis will give a presentation titled “Shanghai: the narrative construction of the metropolis” in the frame of the symposium “City Portraits: Shanghai” at Università IUAV di Venezia.

10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Università IUAV di Venezia
Palazzo Badoer – Aula Tafuri
Venezia – Italy

April 21, 2015 (CLUI WENDOVER)
Ludovico Centis is going to be the first resident in 2015 of the Center for Land Use Interpretation Wendover Residence Program. Centis will spend a month researching the legacy of the Manhattan Project in the Great Salt Lake region.

CLUI Wendover
800 S
Wendover, UT – U.S.A.

April 7, 2015 (EDITIONS FROM THE DISCIPLINE)
Ludovico Centis will give a presentation on his editorial and teaching activity in the frame of “Editions from the discipline” at Princeton University.

5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Princeton University School of Architecture.
Princeton, NJ – U.S.A.


June 7, 2014 (HOUSE HOUSING)
Ludovico Centis will give a presentation in the frame of “Fundamental #13: Real Estate and the Housing Question panel”, part of House Housing research by Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture - Columbia University GSAPP.

10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Guggenheim Museum
Venezia - Italy

May 2, 2014 (THE ETERNAL BLAST)
Ludovico Centis will inaugurate the exhibition “The Eternal Blast: Monuments of the Manhattan Project in the Empire State”, result of a year-long research as Banham Fellow at SUNY- University at Buffalo.

Opening 7.00 pm
May 2 – May 18, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Eleven Twenty Projects Gallery
1120 Main Street
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.

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January 9, 2014 (FIVE GARDENS, TWO TALES AND A MONUMENT)
Ludovico Centis will give a lecture titled “Five gardens, two tales and a monument” at Università IUAV di Venezia, Faculty of Architecture.

10.00 am to 11.30 am
Università IUAV di Venezia
Cotonificio – Aula L
Venezia - Italy


May 15, 2013 (BANHAM FELLOWSHIP)
Ludovico Centis is the winner of the 2013 Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship at State University of New York – University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture. Centis will spend two semesters teaching two design studios and developing a research on the legacy of the Manhattan Project in the State of New York.

School of Architecture and Planning
University at Buffalo – 114 Diefendorf Hall
Buffalo, NY – U.S.A.