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

Julia Watson is a best selling author, a TED fellow and 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. 



"The Symbiocene" (2022), a traveling exhibition commissioned for the Barbican last year, was featured at Korea Global Adaptation Week 2023 in collaboration with the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.




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 partners with experts to provide a full service design team 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 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.



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.