Born in Australia but based in New York, 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.
Julia Watson has pledged to donate a percentage of profits in support of the indigenous communities in Lo—TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism, specifically: the Living Bridge Foundation in Pynursla in the East Khasi Hills of India, the Nature Iraq organization working with the the Ma'dan of the Southern Wetlands of Iraq, Give A Little Ektu Deen Foundation in the Eastern Kolkata Wetlands of India, and BEEs working with the Tofinu fishermen of Benin.
In her studio, Julia Watson offers highly creative and conceptual, interdisciplinary thinking. With many years and a multitude of experience, she approaches design through an anthropological and ecological lens. Julia offers expert consulting and design services for ecological, indigenous landscape and urban design. Her recent book Lo—TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism is a sold out bestseller. Listen below for recent conversations.
Orbit Radio with Mike Hagan
EcoCiv Ep38 on Lo—TEK
The Slowdown Ep35 on Lo—TEK