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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 consultancy brings creative and conceptual, interdisciplinary thinking to clients with big questions who are interested in systemic and sustainable change. 

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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) announces the winners of the 2024 Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition. This year’s winners—an illustrious roster of architects, designers, artists, educators, writers, and urbanists—include Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, Féau Boiseries, Julia Watson, Markham Roberts, Thomas Wells Schaller, and Stephen A. Schwarzman.

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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.

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Consulting

Consulting with governments, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and individual Indigenous communities, 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, Abierto Mexicano De Diseño, the Vitra Design Museum, Design Museum Helsinki, Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Vandalorum. Her uniquely commissioned piece titled 'The Symbiocene' for The Barbican's 'Our Time on Earth' Exhibition, is currently installed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

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