Carolyn has given talks and seminars on her concept of sitopia in a wide variety of contexts all over the world.


From her Food and the City lecture series at the School of Architecture at Cambridge University (2002 to 2012) to her 2009 TED talk and beyond, she has explored the broadest possible range of insights and implications of thinking through food with national and civic governments, national and international institutions and across a broad range of fields within academia, industry and the arts.


Previous engagements include The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (Rome), The U.S. Green Building Council (NYC), Princeton University (New Jersey), Domus Academy (Milan), The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (Rotterdam), TEDx Danubia (Budapest), The Rio+20 Earth Summit (Rio de Janeiro), The Design Council UK (London), The Royal College of Art (London), The V&A (London), ‘We Make the City’ (Amsterdam), The Swedish Architecture Association (Stockholm), The City of Barcelona, The MAS Museum (Antwerp), the French Ministry of Agriculture (Paris), The Slow Food University (Pollenzo), The Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Danish Ministry of Agriculture Food Summit (Copenhagen). 


Carolyn takes a cultural and spatial approach to a range of topics including sustainable food systems, the urban-rural relationship, the evolution of cities, regenerative agriculture, the value and culture of food, the history of cooking and kitchen design, the politics and economics of food and how these impact on local and global questions of equity and ecology.  


Carolyn welcomes invitations from organisations keen to learn more about the power of seeing and acting through food and how that might benefit their existing work and everyday lives. She is equally happy talking with or without slides and to work with large or small groups of any kind. Her future events schedule is listed below and will be kept as up to date as possible.


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2021 events

All lectures are online unless otherwise stated.

January 12: talk for Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 

January 13: talk for CUBE (Centre for Urban and Built Ecologies)  

January 21: Oxford Food Symposium Kitchen Table co-host - Kamal Mouzawak, Souk el Tayeb

January 26: private 'book club' session with London School of Architects


January 27: talk at ETH Zurich 

February 2: private lecture for MSc Gastronomy course, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

February 4: Fieldwork Book Club

February 5: keynote at Super Agro Conference, Montpelier

February 9: lecture: Master in Food Design, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Lisbon

February 16: debate on the Future of Food Growing in Cities, Savills

February 22: private talk for UIMP, Barcelona


February 18: private talk for Hague Hogeschool

March 3: private talk and debate on Sitopia, Rothschild's Bank

April 21: talk for and& Festival, Leuven

May 17: live interview with Vitamin T, Flanders

June 8: lecture at Columbia University 

June 16: Urban Food Conference, Rotterdam 

September 8: keynote at International Food Symposium, Ulster

September 15: keynote at 2nd Biennial Conference on Food and Communication, Ljubljana

November 11: keynote for Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) conference on ‘Region’ 

Events 2008-2020