21 June 2017 LINE Annual Lecture: ‘Thailand, Highland and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films’, Mining Institute, Newcastle. Details and booking form here.
16 June 2017 On Air at the Battersea Power Station with The Decorators on food and the city. Part of the programme of the London Festival of Architecture. Details here. Broadcast is now available online here.
1 June 2017 Panelist, UCL ‘(Un)Urban’ global citizenship summer school, London. Panel with Mette Berg and Paul Watt.
7 April 2017, ‘Skyfalling: The Liquid Modern Landscapes of James Bond’ as part of the panel ‘Landscape Forensics’ with Joern Langhorst, Joni Palmer, and Anne Whiston Spirn, American Association of Geographers conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
27 February 2017, ‘Proactive Park Design’ at Furtherfield event ‘Platforming the Park: Parks and Art in the Network Age’.
23 February 2017, panelist, ‘Fundamentals: Debating the Forces Shaping London’ Central St Martins, London. Details and video here.
30 November 2016, ‘Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films’ University of Kent CREAte open lecture series. Details here.
23 September 2016, ‘Culpability Brown: Lancelot Brown at the Centre of Six Centuries of Unbridled Greed, Dispossession, and Brutality’ at the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape opening conference.
11-14 September 2016, ‘Making Meaning: Minds, Bodies, and Media in Design Education’ at the ECLAS annual conference, Rapperswil, Switzerland. Details here.
5-9 September 2016, ‘The Nearness of You: Proximity and Neighbourhood from the Urban to the Rural’ at the PECSRL conference ‘Mountains, Uplands, Lowlands. European Landscapes from an Altitudinal Perspective,’ Innsbruck, Austria and Seefeld, Austria. Details here.
8-19 August 2016 ‘A Deptford Atlas’ University of Greenwich Summer School with MSA University Cairo. Details here.
6 August 2016 ‘Situating the Commons’ in the symposium ‘Do It With Others: Art and Solidarity in the Age of Networks’ at the Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge. Video of the event is here.
5-9 July 2016 ‘The Everyday Utopian Potential of Grace’ at the Utopian Studies Society Conference, ‘500 Years of Utopia,’ Lisbon, Portugal.
2 June 2016 ‘Publicity, Propriety, and Civil Society’, UCL ‘(Un)Urban’ global citizenship summer school, London. Panel with Judy Ling Wong and Nikolay Mintchev.
1 April 2016 ‘The Tasty City’, Future Cities 5: Surreal Mythologies conference, University of Greenwich, London.
10 March 2016 ‘The Tasty City: Reimagining Utopia for a Delicious Future’ seminar, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity 4.00-6.00pm.
22 January 2016 ‘Grace in the Architectures of Everyday Life and Landscape’ Materialist Ecological Architecture seminar, The Bartlett, UCL.
11 November 2015 ‘The Commons, Aesthetics, and Civil Society: Dimensions of Landscape, Food, and the Built Environment’ Commons Workshop, Goldsmiths, University of London
24 & 25 October 2015 ‘Everywhere a Sign’ walk as part of the Frequency Festival, Lincoln: The walk looks at how the urban landscape has evolved to provide cues to human behaviour to improve (or curtail) our freedoms in the city and to facilitate (or hinder) the construction of civil society and the public realm. In the spirit of Magna Carta, this walk through Lincoln’s streets will explore how our freedoms – and the right to the city and the right to landscape – are mutually assured by trespass, dissent, resistance… and manners.
25 September 2015 ‘Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films’ at The Dark Side: Subverting Architecture and Landscape Conference, University of Greenwich. More information here.
15-17 September 2015 ‘Demand Satisfaction: Democratic Life and the Fulfilment of Desire’ paper at the Constructing and Defining Food Practices conference of The Food Project, Mansfield College, Oxford.
23 July 2015 ‘Down at Heel’ panel discussion at the Acts and Actors Club.
6-7 July 2015 Workshop – ‘Landscape Trajectories: Projecting Change at Sayes Court’ University of Greenwich Advanced Landscape and Urbanism.
3-5 July 2015 ‘Educating Desire: Pedagogy and Utopia’ Panel Chair at the Utopian Studies Society Conference, Newcastle University
June 18 and 25, 2015 ‘Everywhere a Sign’ walks in Bloomsbury for the London Festival of Architecture. Walk looks at how the urban landscape has evolved to provide cues to human behaviour to improve (or curtail) our freedoms in the city and to facilitate (or hinder) the construction of civil society and the public realm.
June 2015 ‘Grace in the Architectures of Everyday Life and Landscape’ at the Centre for Landscape and Democracy’s Defining Landscape Democracy conference, Oscarsborg, Norway
Summer 2015 the ‘Reading the Commons’ project continues at Furtherfield
May 22 2015 ‘Beyond the Skyline: Addressing London’s Housing Crisis Colloquium’ at the Birkbeck Institute of Social Research and with Anna Minton, Owen Hatherley, Doreen Massey, Janet Sutherland, Paul Watt, John Biggs, Darren Johnston, Dawn Foster, Stuart Hodkinson and representatives from the Focus E15 Mothers. Details here.
April 28 2015, 6.30pm at the Garden Museum: ‘On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture’. Details here.
March 2015 ‘On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture’ at Ecobuild http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=193
December 2014 Series of lectures and a walk around the Greenwich Peninsula as part of ‘Downstream: Actions, Interventions, Infrastructures’ – a collaborative workshop with the Politecnico di Milano and University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape
October/November 2014 Tour of northeastern US and Canada with talk ‘Making Belief: Public Imaginaries, Design Imaginaries, and New Eutopias’ (video here) Tour included the Pratt Institute, University of Toronto, the University at Buffalo, Cornell University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural College, University of Pennsylvania, and the New York Institute of Technology.
September 2014 ‘Democracy and Trespass: Political Dimensions of Landscape Access’, Permanent European Conference on the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL) 2014, Gothenburg and Mariestad, Sweden.
Summer 2014 ‘Reading the Commons’ project at Furtherfield, organised with Ruth Catlow. Series of seminars to explore the digital and landscape commons. Included distinguished involvement from Anne Bottomley, Joss Hands, Alastair McCapra, Nathan Moore, Christian Nold, Penny Travlou, and Ed Wall.
July 2014 ‘Adaptable Utopias as Motive Forces in Urbanism and Protest’, Lefebvre and Utopia Panel, Utopian Studies Society Conference, Prague
June 2014 ‘Water, Meat, Drink and the Lie of the Land’ walk along the course of London’s hidden Fleet River, London Festival of Architecture
Feb 2014 ‘Making Belief: Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias’, University of Greenwich School of Architecture, Design and Construction Open Lecture
Nov 2013 ‘Publicity and Propriety: Democratic Etiquette in the Public Landscape’ UNISCAPE (EU) Careggi Seminar, Florence, Italy
Feb 2013 ‘Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,’ Newcastle University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Public Lecture Series.
Nov 2012 Residency, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
Nov 2012 ‘Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,’ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Feb 2012 ‘Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,’ Landscape and Critical Agency Symposium, University College London
Dec 2011 ‘Towards a Delicious Future,’ Naturoids lecture series, Royal College of Art
Nov 2011 Plenary speaker, The Real and Imagined City conference, University of Essex. ‘Towards a Delicious Future: Taste, Food, and the City.’
Oct 2011 ‘Food in the Metropolis,’ evening lecture at the Garden Museum for the Twentieth Century Society and the Landscape Institute
Aug 2011 Key speaker, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national conference, Brisbane, Australia. ‘Landscape is a Transformative Way of Knowing.’