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© 2019 by Julia Watson. 

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

Born in Australia, Julia is leading the field in search of Lo—TEK indigenous, nature-based technologies for climate-resilient design. She teaches urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 

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Design Week

Can designers bring tech and the natural world closer together?

Harvard GSD

El Pais

For innovative and sustainable design solutions, look to indigenous history

Library Journal

New Bestsellers

Politiken

How to Build Extremely Sustainably

Dezeen

Borneo Bulletin

For innovative and sustainable design solutions, look to indigenous history

The Guardian

The case for... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

ABC

Architecture without architects

The Washington Post

How can we live more sustainably? Indigenous groups have some ideas.

San Francisco Chronicle

Book World: For innovative and sustainable design solutions, look to indigenous history

The Independent

In photos: A global exploration of nature-based technology

Activist Post

Shouldn’t More Environmentalists Promote Natural Tech, Not Electrosmog and E-Waste Producing Smart Cities?

Curbed

The world’s oldest design techniques might be the most radical

Design Week

Ushering in the lo-TEK age: designers can learn from indigenous practice

Fast Company

What indigenous design could teach us about surviving climate change

Brisbane Times

The natural technologies that could hold keys to climate resilience

Sydney Morning Herald

The natural technologies that could hold keys to climate resilience

Metalocus

Book review

Design & Science

Returning to Roots

Design

The Masai and the Uros teach us how to build 

CNN Style

How nature's ancient technologies can inform today's cities

Aperture

Bali’s stunning rice terraces offer clues to sustainable water use

Frankfurt General

Only The Best From Around The World

2019/20

Lo—TEK, On to ancient knowledge

Kerb 26 — Homelands

Lo—TEK, From the First to the Fourth World

Essay

The Power of Lo-TEK

Archinect

Working out of the Box series

Humans and Nature

On Designing Landscapes

PopTech

Poptech Social Innovation
Fellow and Speaker

UQ

Alumni Profile from University of Queensland in Australia