School of Architecture


Thursday 20 August 2020 9:00am


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

Watch: UQ Architecture Alumni Talk Series - Julia Watson


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 has spoken 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.

About the Architecture Alumni Webinar Series

Hear from leaders in the industry and celebrate our most distinguished UQ alumni by joining our webinar series, hosted by the School of Architecture. Our speakers will discuss their lives in architecture and their current projects, research and achievements. The presentations will also include a live Q&A.

This is a free professional development event and registrations are essential.

The Architecture Alumni Talk Series semester two program will run from 13 August to 17 September.


Please direct all enquiries about this event to:

School of Architecture Engagement