School of Architecture

Hosted by

UQ Architecture


Thursday 18 June 2020 9:00am to 10:00am


Online webinar via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the event

Registrations close 12:00pm Wednesday 17 June 2020


You are invited to join us for the fifth instalment of our new online Architecture Alumni Talk series featuring Julia Watson - designer, activist and academic - in New York, USA. 

Hosted by the School of Architecture, these one hour webinars will provide the opportunity to gain insight from leaders in the industry and find out more about some of our most distinguished UQ alumni.

Each week, our speakers will discuss their life in architecture and their current projects and research. The presentations will include a live Q+A. This is a free digital professional development event and registrations are essential.

The Architecture Alumni Talk Series Semester One program will run weekly from May 21 - 2 July.

About Julia Watson

Designer, academic and author, Julia is a leading expert on indigenous technologies, as seen in her book Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism, published by TASCHEN. She teaches urban design at Harvard University and Columbia University while also leading a landscape, and urban design studio: Julia Watson LLC, and collaborating with French horticulturist Marie Salembier, as Watson Salembier.

After graduating from Harvard with the highest award for her work on conserving spiritual landscapes, she went on to begin her practice designing Bali’s first UNESCO world heritage site. She has co-authored a spiritual guidebook for the Bali’s UNESCO World Heritage site with Dr. J. Stephen Lansing.

Julia approaches design as rewilding, with a portfolio of public projects including the El Segundo Gateway, the Great Barrier Reef Resilience Initiative, and private clients including the owners of PACE Galleries and Marfa Ballroom, the art collector Artur Walther, the artist Rashid Johnson, and in locations like Mulholland Estate, LA.

She will be speaking at TED Uncharted and the Venice Biennale, is a fellow of Summit REALITY & Pop!tech, received a Christensen Fund for her work in conserving Bali’s World Heritage, and was a Disruptive By Design Ambassador for WIRED.

Born in Australia, she regularly travels to sacred sites and indigenous lands across the globe.


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