Oct 5th 2022

Join CAB’s InDialogue Series for a panel discussion celebrating the book launch of The Lake of Venice.

The Lake of Venice, co-written by Ludovico Centis and Lorenzo Fabian, explores the Venice lagoon’s need for a profound rethinking in the light of the current environmental crisis, demographic decline, and the tourist pressure it is under. Ludovico Centis, 2017 CAB contributor, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Florencia Rodriguez (UIC School of Architecture) and Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT’s College of Architecture). The panelists will discuss urgencies to the lagoon while envisioning a scenario for its future.


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 holds a PhD in Urbanism from Università IUAV di Venezia. His research focuses on the ways in which individuals and institutions, as well as desires and power, shape cities and landscapes. Most recently, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Università IUAV di Venezia and has been a Visiting School Head at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London since 2020.

Florencia Rodriguez is the Director of the UIC School of Architecture and an Associate Professor. Having practiced mainly as an editor, writer, and educator, she has built a career path driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit that led her to create and run cultural initiatives related to architecture and design.  Before coming to UIC, she was a lecturer in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was granted the Loeb Fellowship between 2013 and 2014.

Michelangelo Sabatino trained as an architect, preservationist, and historian in Canada, Italy, and the US. He is Professor of Architectural History and Cultural Heritage at IIT’s College of Architecture where he directs the PhD program and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow. This past year, he was selected as one of the Top Design CHICAGO Influencers in Newcity’s Design 50.

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