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 design projects and corporations interested in systemic and sustainable change. 

Note: The studio will be closed for the month of June 2022. Please forward all communications to tessa@juliawatson.com

Upcoming

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OUR TIME ON EARTH: THE SYMBIOCENE | THE BARBICAN

05/05/2022 - 08/29/2022
London
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/our-time-on-earth

@thebarbicancentre

Book

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

Design

Working at the intersection of anthropology, ecology, innovation as an eponymously named design studio. Julia partners with experts to provide a full service design team landscape & urban design studio specializing in rewilding for people and place.

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Consulting

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.

Speaking

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

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Commissions

Contributing to exhibitions across the globe, Julia's work on Lo—TEK has been featured at venues including the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum of London, MODA, 751 International Design Festival, BIO27: Super Vernaculars, and Abierto Mexicano De Diseño. Her uniquely commissioned piece titled 'The Symbiocene' for The Barbican's 'Our Time on Earth' Exhibition, will be open to the public on May 5th.

Awards 

Press

Publications

Podcasts

Alternative Design Podcast Ep6
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
Accept & Proceed: Endless Vital Activity with Julia Watson
Soundfood: THE FUTURE IS SYMBIOTIC: Radical Indigenism and Lo-TEK Design with Julia Watson
BIM '21 Podcast: Conversations about Methodology with Julia Watson
PRISM: Wisdom of the Ages
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