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Prof Tim Waterman
22 Gordon Street
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  • Professor of Landscape Theory
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Tim Waterman is Professor of Landscape Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is Chair of the Landscape Research Group (LRG), a Non-Executive Director of the digital arts collective Furtherfield, and an advisor to the Centre for Landscape Democracy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is also a former Vice-President of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). He is the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, now in its second edition and translated into several languages, and, with Ed Wall, Urban Design, also translated into several languages. He has recently edited three collections: Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays with Ed Wall, the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Joshua Zeunert, and Landscape Citizenships with Jane Wolff and Ed Wall. His most recent book is The Landscape of Utopia: Writings on Everyday Life, Taste, Democracy, and Design (2022). His writing has appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM). His brother is the prominent experimental musician, writer, and producer Alex Waterman.

Research Summary

Tim Waterman's research explores the interconnections between food, taste, place, and democratic civil society. His research addresses imaginaries: moral, political, social, ecological, radical, and utopian. This forms the basis for explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, customs, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.

He has been a co-convener of various conferences and symposia. He serves as a peer reviewer for the journal Landscape Research, the Journal of Architecture, and for the publishers Routledge, Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press, and the Open Library for the Humanities.

Teaching Summary

Waterman teaches two modules in landscape architecture history and theory in the MA and MLA Landscape Architecture at the Bartlett. He leads the Thesis component of the programme as well. In architecture he teaches a third year undergraduate history and theory seminar, a fourth year postgraduate history and theory seminar, and supervises students on their fifth year Architecture Thesis. He lectures regularly at other levels and in other programmes.

He is currently supervising the following PhDs:

Isabelle Donetch "A River Has Memory: Narratives of the Mapocho River as Elements of Urban Identity. [Primary Supervisor: Prof Christoph Lindner].

Kirti Durelle "Worldmaking at Large: Forming Geographies, Epistemologies, and Subjectivities with the Landscapes of Bourbon-La RĂ©union" (1663-1767). [Primary Supervisor: Dr Tania Sengupta].

Elin Soderberg "Tingskog: A Proposal to Reforest the Architectural Imagination of Things". [Primary Supervisor: Prof Jonathan Hill].

Xiuzheng Li "Understanding the Communal Kitchen as an Infrastructure of Care". [Primary Supervisor: Dr Clare Melhuish].

10-OCT-2022 Professor of Landscape Theory Bartlett School of Architecture University College London, United Kingdom
SEP-2018 – OCT-2022 Senior Lecturer Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
AUG-2015 – DEC-2018 Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture Theory Coordinator School of Design University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
DEC-2012 – MAY-2018 MA Architecture Thesis Tutor Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
SEP-2008 – AUG-2015 Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer School of Design Writtle University College, United Kingdom
JAN-2007 – SEP-2008 Part-time Lecturer School of Art Kingston University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2004   Bachelor of Fine Arts Rhode Island School of Design
2004   Master of Landscape Architecture Rhode Island School of Design
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