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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 2023

13th January 2023

Food Diversity Day

Dan Saladino

14th January 2023

Interview with Mariángeles García

YOROKUBU Magazine, Spain

8th February 2023


L.K.E Ozolins Lecture: Food for Thought


15th February 2023


Public lecture and Seminar

Bahrenrends Fruitpacking District

23rd February 2023


Nature of Prosperity Debate


23rd March 2023


Interview with Marta Montojo Torrente (printed in Spanish)

La Vanguardia

23rd March 2023


Public lecture and Seminar

La Casa Escendida

24th March 2023


Radio interview with Alberto Nanclares

RNE (Spanish Public radio)

30th March 2023



Cambridge University IDBE

31st March 2023

Article: Sitopia: Food and the Future of Public Space

Urbanbat, Bilbao

23rd April 2023


Talk and debate on 'Taking the Country's Side' exhibition

La friche la Belle de Mai

26th April 2023



Schumacher College

2nd-5th May 2023


Lecture series and seminars

University of Gastronomy (Slow Food)

17th May 2023


Keynote Lecture

Food4Future World Summit

21st May 2023


Talk and debate with Sheila Dillon

Les Dames d'Escoffier

7th-9th July 2023



Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery

28th September 2023


Talk and debate

Roskilde Festival

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