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.
To discuss availability and fees:
24th January 2022
Private talk and debate with Borough Market Trustees
1st February 2022
Private lecture for MSc Gastronomy course
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
3rd February 2022
Keynote, Sustainable Cities Conference
Södertälje District, Sweden
6th February 2022
Private lecture for ETH, Berlin
ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich
9th February 2022
Solutions Solidaires Day
Gironde Region, France
24th February 2022
Debate on the Future of Food + book signing
Ground Control, Paris
11th March 2022
Private lecture, Drivers of Change Workshop
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland