Laura Canali is cartographer, graphic designer and artist. She works for both Limes the Italian Review of Geopolitics and Macrogeo. She has been drawing geopolitical maps since 1993 and has been cover designer at Limes since 2009. She has also created maps and video maps for National Geographic Italia and SIOI (the Italian Society for International Organization). Her written essays include A feeble mark: deep as far as the center of the earth, for the German online academic magazine Romanische Studien and In the wake of tenderness for Montesquieu.it, the International review of the history of philosophy and political philosophy at the University of Bologna. In 2016, she took part in the Limes’ Festival entitled “The Third World War?” held at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, where she held a one-man exhibition entitled “Edge of the world.” Also in 2016, she held exhibitions at the Bramante Cloister and the Angelica Gallery in Rome as well as at Palazzo Lanfranchi in Matera, with works dedicated to Thomas More’s Utopia.
Laura’s recent exhibitions on geopolitical themes include “Maps in motion. How the world is faring amid crises, migrations and wars,” for the 2015 Biennale of Democracy, in Turin; “Territoires Postmodernes - Géocritique de Calvino, Echenoz, Pynchon et Ransmayr,” by Clément Lévy (2014), with the cover of the book reproducing the painting Persian Gulf; a one-man exhibition “Il mondo in carta,” for the 2015 Limes conference “Money and Empire” at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale; “Imaginary Geopoetics”, for the 2013 World Bank Conference “Geopolitical cartography on climate change,” organized by theParis-Sorbonne University; and “Common Ground,” for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.