Tim Waterman

Landscape, Urban, and Food Studies

About me

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I live in London and I am Senior Lecturer and Landscape Architecture Theory Coordinator at the University of Greenwich. I’m also a thesis tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. I am also a Non Executive Director at the arts organisation Furtherfield, and until recently I was the honorary editor of Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute. I may be found, from time to time, in the pages of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) and The Architects’ Journal. I am the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, which is now in its second edition from Bloomsbury and, with Ed Wall, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design. These have been translated into seven languages. I am currently at work on two edited collections for Routledge. Landscape and Agency, with Ed Wall (forthcoming 2017) and the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Josh Zeunert (forthcoming 2018).

My research interests are wide-ranging. I am interested in how people form imaginative understandings of urban cultural landscapes in everyday life. This forms the basis for other explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.

I am a former restaurateur and classical and rock musician (Nirvana opened for my band twice in their early years) and because of that background I aim for a future that is both a little bit tasty and a little bit rock and roll. Our cities need great landscape architecture to accomplish this. I can still often be found on a stage with a microphone, but nowadays I’m talking instead of singing.

Follow me on Twitter @tim_waterman

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Dear Tim,

    Your essay “Decant” led me to your page, and I am very glad that it did. Fine wine is found here all over the place!

    It’s like a breath of fresh air to read intelligent and sensitive commentary about the effect of the, to paraphrase you, “de facto right to profit” which is destroying Mother Nature and us along with her.
    Thank you.

    (As a fashion historian focusing on Japonism and its effect on the costuming of David Bowie–I graduated from University of the Arts London/London College of Fashion’s Master’s programme–the rock ‘n roll is an inspiration for me, too. Brit-ish is the best, from Bowie and Joy Division to Radiohead. But all hail Nirvana.)

    Keep up the good work, Tim.

    Cheers,

    Helene

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