Tim Waterman

Landscape Studies, Food Studies, Utopian Studies

Talks & Projects

15-17 January 2025 Workshop, Università di Torino (details TBA)

17 October 2024 Leeds School of Architecture, Leeds Beckett University ‘Practising Theory’ lecture (title TBA).

19-23 August 2024 Conference Panel: “Landscapes of Work in Parks and Protected Areas” with Prof Karen Jones and Prof Laura Alice Watt, World Congresss for Environmental History, Oulu, Finland.

17 May 2024 Keynote lecture, ‘“Where Thinking is Rhapsodic”: Henri Lefebvre and Utopia as Oeuvre’. Simpósio Tempos da Utopia, Centre for English Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade do Porto.

21 April 2024 Keynote Lecture, ‘Planetarity and Design Imaginaries’, University of Oregon HOPES Conference. https://hopes.uoregon.edu/

14 December 2023 Keynote lecture, ‘Planetarity and Design Imaginaries’, Public Lecture Series, School of Architecture, Landscape, and Planning, Newcastle University. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/events/item/tim-waterman/

9 December 2023 Lecture, ‘Landscape and Grace’ and panelist, ‘What is Landscape? Explore the personal meanings of landscape,’ Changing Landscapes Network, convened by Jeremy Burchardt at the Museum of English Rural Life. https://merl.reading.ac.uk/event/what-is-landscape/

28 November 2023 Keynote lecture, “A Poem and a Remedy”, and judge of the International Landscape Architecture School Prize, Biennal Internacional de Paisatje, Barcelona. Main website here.

14-15 October 2023. Co-convenor and panelist, Field Office Workshop, with Ed Wall and Christina Geros. Bartlett School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, Greenwich University, and hybrid. https://fieldofficeworkshops.org/

28 September 2023 ‘From the Magical Extraction of the Curse of Labour to Bullshit Jobs’, Studio Lecture, ‘Extraction’, Pratt School of Architecture, New York.

27 September 2023 ‘Degrowing the City’ walk in the City of London for Degrowth London.

8 September 2023 ‘Landscapes of Care / Care of Landscapes’ moderator with Zannah Matson. Details here.

4 August 2023 ‘Planetarity: Some tools for thinking about the Earth’ at the Green Gathering Festival, Chepstow for the Kairos club. Details here.

22 June 2023 Roundtable: IFLA 75: The History and the Impact of a Professional Network, Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading. Website here.

14 June 2023 Keynote lecture, “From the Magical Extraction of the Curse of Labour to Bullshit Jobs”, Un/Building the Future: The Country and the City in the Anthropocene, Warwick Institute of Advanced Study (details TBA). Conference website here.

26 May 2023 Keynote lecture, “Planetarity: Landscapes of Double Consciousness”, European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC) conference, “Ecological Mindedness and Sustainable Wellbeing”, Ferrara, Italy. Conference website here.

24 May 2023, invited lecture, “From the Magical Extraction of the Curse of Labour to Bullshit Jobs”, PhD Programme in Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing, University of Ferrara, Italy.

3 May 2023 “Queer Futurity” a conversation with Sarah Ensor, author of the forthcoming Queer Lasting: Ecologies of Care at Future’s End. B.Queer, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Queering Urbanism Lecture Series. Register here.

26 April 2023 Moderator: “Troubling Utopia: New Horizons in Research and Practice”. Utopian Friends Research Network, hosted by York St John University.

13 April 2023 “Planetarity: Landscapes of Double Consciousness”, UNISCAPE ‘Where Disciplines Meet’ lecture series. Details here.

10 January 2023 “The Tasty City: Democratic Life and the Education of Desire” invited Landscape Urbanism keynote lecture at the Architectural Association. The video recording is available here.

18 November 2022 “Drawing in Dialogue” drawing workshop with Bartlett School of Architecture and FAUP, University of Porto.

15 November 2022 “A Landscape Citizenship” invited lecture, University of Porto, Portugal.

2 November 2022 “On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture” Bartlett School of Architecture MSci programme lecture.

10-15 October 2022 convenor: Critical Field Study: Isle of Arran with the Landscape Research Group, Lochranza, Scotland. Details here.

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27 September 2022 Bartlett School of Architecture Autumn Show exhibition with Design Studio 9: Forests That Walk: Cartographies of Refusal (with Emma Colthurst and DS9).

13 September 2022 “Planetarity: Landscapes of Double Consciousness” (with Ed Wall) ECLAS conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

9 June 2022 “Queer Futurity” with Elspeth Probyn and Sarah Ensor. B.Queer, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Queering Urbanism Lecture Series. Postponed until spring 2023.

8 June 2022 “The Tasty City” lecture and seminar at UCL Institute for Global Prosperity.

12-13 May 2022 Discussant, opening panel, Land, Law and Spatial Justice Symposium, University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law. Details here.

18 March 2022 Panelist, book launch for Ewa Majewska’s Feminist Antifascism at the UCL School for Slavonic and East European Studies. Other panelists include Tariq Ali, Diann Bauer, Marsha Bradfield, and Michał Murawski.

27 January 2022 Panel “What is Essential? Tales from Lockdown” with novelist Elif Shafak, degrowth activist Timothée Parrique, and journalist Agnès Poirier. Night of Ideas 2022, Institut Français du Royaume-Uni. Recording available here.

11 December 2021 Round table: “Utopian Possibilities—Utopian Solutions?” with Siân Adiseshiah, Ibtisam Ahmed, Heather Alberro, Rhiannon Firth, Adam Stock, and Darren Webb. My contribution is “Utopian Questions”. Utopian Studies Society Conference 2021, “Utopian Possibilities: Knowledge, Happiness, and Wellbeing”, Porto, Portugal.

10 December 2021 “Good Things: Ethical Sociality and Materiality in the Architectures” in the panel “Ecologies of Design and Knowledge” with Jennifer Raum and Inês Nascimento. Utopian Studies Society Conference 2021, “Utopian Possibilities: Knowledge, Happiness, and Wellbeing”, Porto, Portugal.

30 November 2021 Landscape Citizenships Round Table, University of Toronto and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Details here.

27 November 2021 ‘What is my Methodology?’ panel for the ReSkIN (Research Skills Intercollegiate Network) Autumn Event.

25 November 2021 ‘From Landscape Citizenships to Utopian Method: Some tools for thinking‘ at the Centre for Landscape Democracy (CLaD), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Ås, Norway. Details TBA.

29 October 2021 Landscape Citizenships Round Table with Jane Wolff and Ed Wall, moderated by Thaïsa Way. Yale University. Details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 October 2021, ‘A Cosmopolitan View of Landscape Studies from Bartlett School of Architecture and the Landscape Research Group’ in the round table ‘Challenges / Living LAB’ with Fabio Salbitano (University of Florence), Mina Di Marino (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Lucija Ažman Momirski (University of Ljubljana), Anna Lambertini (University of Florence), and Conor Newman (NUI Galway). UNISCAPE conference 2021: Cultivating Continuity of the European Landscape, Villa Bardini, Florence.

24 September 2021, Landscape Research Group event: ‘Enduring Colonialism: Empire and Landscapes in Dialogue’ with Jill H. Casid, Corinne Fowler, Saree Makdisi, and Jane Ohlmeyer. (Convened by Tim Waterman with the LRG). Recording is available here.

 

15 September 2021 ‘Avuncular Architectures: Queer Futurity and Life Economies’ at University of Limerick, Ireland.

14 September 2021 ‘Approaching Queer Island’ at the ECLAS annual conference ‘Stop and Think’ Uppsala, Sweden, 2021.

31 August 2021 ‘The Tasty City: Imaginaries and Urban Foodways’ at SLU Alnarp, Sweden.

23 June 2021 ‘ESALA Seminar Series Reflections’ at University of Edinburgh.

25 March 2021 ‘Landscape and Reconciliation’ with Ujijji Davis. Manchester Metropolitan University ‘Provocations’ 13. Talk may be viewed on MMUTube here.

24 March 2021 ‘Design Reflections on Intersectional Climates’ with Peg Rawes and Tania Sengupta. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

18 March 2021 ‘Intersectional Climates: Conversations Towards COP26: Reinventing Planetary Practices and Imaginaries‘ with Vandana Shiva and Paul Gilroy. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (convenor with Peg Rawes, Tania Sengupta, and Aisling O’Carroll) . Recording available here.

17 March 2021 ‘Waste and Frugality’ Landscape Seminar. Talk: ‘Frugality’ with Vittoria Di Palma on ‘Waste’. University of Edinburgh. Recording available here.

16 March 2021 ‘Intersectional Climates: Conversations Towards COP26: Climate Change Practices’ (moderator) with Anuradha Mathur, Dilip da Cunha, Lindsay Bremner, Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, and Lisa Garforth. Recording available here.

29 January 2021 Becoming Utopian Round Table, Birkbeck, University of London. Chaired by Caroline Edwards, Respondent Prof Tom Moylan on his Becoming Utopian: The Culture and Politics of Radical Transformation (Bloomsbury, November 2020). Panel with Tim Waterman, Raffaela Baccolini, and Heather McKnight. Recording available here.

5-10 December 2020. Landscape Research Group ‘Landscape and Goodness: Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Yi-Fu Tuan’ series of events: recordings available at https://lex.landscaperesearch.org/media/. Includes a discussion between Yi-Fu Tuan and Kenneth Olwig and a panel on Tuan’s legacy with Nicholas Entrikin, Theano Terkenli, Tim Cresswell, Paul C. Adams, and Karen E. Till.

11 June 2020 ‘Time Portals, Love Machines, and Land Oracles: Hybrid Geography and the Situated Digital’ with Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield. For ‘The Landscapists’ seminars, University of Greenwich.

26 May 2020 ‘Avuncular Architectures: Queer Futurity and Life Economies’ for the ‘Thinkers and Doers’ lecture series at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Talk may be viewed on YouTube here.

25 March 2020 Birmingham School of Architecture and Design Earth Summit [POSTPONED].

16 March 2020 ‘Avuncular Architectures: Queer Futurity and Life Economies’ research seminar at University of West London [POSTPONED].

27 February 2020 ‘On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture’ at Ravensbourne University.

30 January 2020 Panelist on Marie Louise Berneri’s Journey Through Utopia with Rhiannon Firth and Matthew S. Adams at Housman’s Books, London. Watch the video here.

6 December 2019 Co-convener, Landscape Research Group Landscape Symposium 2019: ‘Staying with the Trouble: Critical and Creative Approaches to the Climate and Biodiversity Crises’ (details here).

8 November 2019 Panelist, Ecotopias: Imagining Ecological Futures (part of ESRC Festival of Social Sciences). Resource Space for London, Holloway Road (details and registration here).

4 October 2019 Panelist, ‘Embedded Ecological Understanding’, Architecture Education Declares Climate Summit, Architecture Association, London.

1-5 July 2019 Utopian Studies Society conference, Prato, Italy. Workshop: ‘Sharing Transformative Pedagogies in Times of Reaction’. Also with Eglé Packauskaite, ‘Avuncular Architectures: Queer Futurity and Life Economies’ in the panel ‘Utopia Against the Necropolitical’ with Edson Sousa and Jim Block.

22 June 2019 ‘Anarchist Theory in Landscape Planning’ New Anarchist Research Group, Mayday Rooms, London (details here).

24 May 2019 ‘Imaginaries and Urban Foodways: Their Shaping of Public Space and Life’, Food and the City Conference, SLU Alnarp, Sweden (details here).

25 April 2019 ‘Introducing Hope: Utopianism as a Design Tool in Landscape Architecture’, Keynote, SLU Landscape Days, SLU Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden (details here).

13 April 2019 ‘Introducing Hope: Utopianism as a Design Tool in Landscape Architecture’, Portland Design Week. Website for booking is here.

11 April 2019 Evening lecture ‘A Landscape Citizenship’ at University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

11 April 2019 Q&A at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

April 2019 ‘Landscape Forensics’ panelist with Joern Langhorst and Joni Palmer at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

April 2019 ‘Author Meets Critics’ panelist for Kenneth Olwig’s The Meanings of Landscape with Michael Jones, Tom Mels, Theano Terkenli, and Claudio Minca at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

22 March 2019 ‘[Under]ground Matters’ panel chair, Monsoon Assemblages ‘Monsoon [+ Other] Grounds’ Symposium, University of Westminster, London.

23 November 2018 ‘Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films’, at Martha Schwartz Landscape Architects, London.

7 September 2018 ‘Anarchism as Method in Landscape Planning’, Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL), Mende, France.

28 July 2018 ‘Comfort and Joy’ talk, Limehouse Social Summer School

5 July 2018 Workshop with James E. Block, ‘Once Upon a Time: Creating New Beginnings in Utopian Activist Education’, Utopian Studies Society conference, Tarragona, Spain

6 July 2018 ‘Frugality’s Futurity’ paper, Utopian Studies Conference, Tarragona, Spain

29 June 2018 Concluding panelist, ‘From Building to Continent: How Architecture Creates Territories’ conference, University of Kent.

5 June 2018 ‘Frugality’s Futurity’ talk at the Seed of an Idea Week, London

31 May 2018 Panelist, UCL ‘(Un)Urban’ global citizenship summer school, London. Panel with Theodora Bowering and Nikolay Mintchev.

29 March 2018 ‘Making Meaning: Minds, Bodies, and Media in Design Education’ at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

28 March 2018 ‘Landscape as a Model for Thought and Practice’ at the Order of Engineers and Architects, Beirut, Lebanon

27 March 2018 ‘Democracy and Trespass: Political Dimensions of Landscape Access’ at AntWork, Beirut, Lebanon

26 March 2018 ‘The Commons, Aesthetics, and Civil Society: Dimensions of Landscape, Food, and the Built Environment’ at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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14 March 2018 Teleconferenced presentation: ‘Anarchy and Abundance: Thinking Through Landscape and Food’. Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences, Jerusalem and Palestinian Territories.

29 November 2017 Research seminar in the philosophy of education: ‘Making Meaning: Minds, Bodies, and Media in Architectural Education’. University of Winchester.

14 November 2017 Human Geography Seminar: ‘Landscape and Food: Taste, Foodways, and Everyday Life’. University of Sheffield. Details here.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

thailand3-5 July 2015 ‘Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape, Power, and Anti-Utopianism in Bond Films’ at the Utopian Studies Society Conference, Newcastle University

3-5 July 2015 ‘Educating Desire: Pedagogy and Utopia’ Panel Chair at the Utopian Studies Society Conference, Newcastle University

'Everywhere a Sign' - From signage to segregation, to rules and manners, what are the limits to how much urban landscapes can empower us, and where must our individual responsibilities be understood and employed?

‘Everywhere a Sign’ – From signage to segregation, to rules and manners, what are the limits to how much urban landscapes can empower us, and where must our individual responsibilities be understood and employed?

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.

JES_5310July 2014  ‘Death Collapsing into Life’ a utopian journey on the Parkland Walk for Furtherfield and Arts Catalyst, part of the SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe. Video here.

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.’