Designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo—TEK,
Design by Radical Indigenism.

A leading expert of Lo—TEK nature-based technologies for climate-resilience. Her eponymously named studio brings creative and conceptual, interdisciplinary thinking to urban projects and corporate clients interested in systemic and sustainable change. Julia regularly teaches urban design at Harvard and Columbia University.


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On NPR’s TED Radio Hour episode It Takes Time, with Manoush Zomorodi Julia is joined by zoologist Lucy Cooke, neuroscientist Matthew Walker, and NASA engineer Nagin Cox. Catch the episode live on NPR this Sunday at 2pm on 93.9FM.

Aired 02/07/2021

14h00 (EST)




Julia Watson LLC has pledged to donate a percentage of profits in support of the indigenous communities in Lo—TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism.


Working at the intersection of anthropology, ecology, innovation as an eponymously named design studio.
Julia also partners with Marie Salembier as Watson Salembier, a full-service landscape & urban design studio specializing in rewilding for people and place.



Working for Fortune 500 companies to align their missions with global sustainability goals. Julia collaborates to design and implement systemic change within Sustainability, Innovation & Futures sectors.


Lecturing at Harvard, Columbia and other universities for over a decade about her expertise in designing for sustainability, climate resilience and nature based technology. Julia's a speaker for TED 2020, NIKE, Accenture, The Long Now, Time Sensitive and more.






Orbit Radio with Mike Hagan
EcoCiv Ep38 on Lo—TEK
Monocle On Design Ep454
IMPAKT Festival Interview
Scratching The Surface Ep. 175
NPR's TED Radio Hour: It Takes Time
Team Human: Survival of the Most Symbiotic
The Slowdown Ep35 on Lo—TEK