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:

Events 2022

1st January 2022

Interview with Anatxu Zabalbeascoa

El Pais

24th January 2022


Private talk and debate with Borough Market Trustees

Borough Market

27th February 2022

Podcast with Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson

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

12th February 2022


Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

University of Amsterdam

16th February 2022


Keynote at AMS Institute's conference 'Reinventing the City'

AMS Institute

21st February 2022

Interview with Jemma Richards

This Food Thing Podcast

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

14th March 2022

Interview with Aristide Athanassiadis

EPFL Circular Metabolism Podcast

17th March 2022



University of Westminster

24th March 2022


Amsterdam Regenerative Food

31st March 2022

City Space Podcast with Adrian Lee

The Globe and Mail, Canada

11th April 2022



Gastronomy Summit 2022

13th April 2022

Interview with Gilly Smith (comment on high streets)

Right 2 Food Podcast

7th May 2022


Keynote, MODEL, Barcelona Architecture Festival

City of Barcelona and The Board of Architects of Catalonia (COAC)

11th May 2022

Interview with Janine Kennedy

Irish Farmers' Journal

May 2022

Interview with Julie Holck and Simon Nielsen

The Empty Square, Copenhagen Architecture Festival

4th June 2022

Debate with Matt Orlando and Anne Katrine Harders

Heartland Festival, Denmark

7th June 2022

Interview with Marcin Wojciech Żebrowski

Urbcast Podcast, Poland

9th June 2022

Interview with Marta Bugés

Urban Next Podcast, Barcelona

11th June 2022



Manchester Histories Festival

21st June 2022


Keynote, TU Delft Mobility|Society Event 

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

23rd June 2022


Talk at Setting the Table Symposium, Essay launch

Aeres Hogeshool, Almere

5th July 2022

Conversation with Carlo Petrini

Slow Food/La Stampa

8th July 2022


Symposiast and co-host, Oxford Food Symposium

Oxford Food Symposium

11th July 2022

Interview with Marije Vogelzang

Chapter in Book Lick It

25th July 2022

Interview with Pavel Turuk

26th July 2022

Filmed interview with Bright Vibes

11th August, 2022

Talk, Kew Gardens

23rd August 2022



The Conference

22nd September 2022


Keynote, Slow Food Terra Madre

Slow Food

27th September 2022

Keynote, Flemish Food Day