Tim Waterman

Tim Waterman BFA, MLA

Tim Waterman

Tim Waterman
BFA, MLA

Senior Lecturer

Department of Architecture and Landscape

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Tim Waterman is a landscape architect and theorist whose research explores the interconnections between food, taste, place, and democratic civil society. He is the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, now in its second edition and, with Ed Wall, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design. He has co-edited two recent volumes from Routledge: Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays, with Ed Wall, and the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Joshua Zeunert. His writing has appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM). His brother is the prominent experimental musician, writer, and producer Alex Waterman.

Senior Lecturer; Landscape Architecture Theory Coordinator

-Landscape Institute Awards judge, Policy and Research categories, 2012

- Edible Bus Stop competition judge, 2012

- Landscape Institute Awards judge, Landscapes Under One Hectare category, 2011

- Landscape Institute Awards panel chair and judge, Policy and Research categories, 2010

- Landscape Institute Awards panel chair and judge, Student Dissertation category, 2009

- 2003 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Travel Scholarship

- 2001, 2002, 2003 RISD Foundation Scholarships- 2000-2001Dean's List, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture

- External Examiner 2017 - present, Edinburgh College of Art MSc Cultural Landscapes
- Chair, Peer Review Group, Landscape, Edinburgh College of Art 2015- present
- External Examiner 2012 - 2017, Newcastle University MA Landscape Future Imaginaries and MA Landscape Architecture Studies
- External Reviewer, Leeds Metropolitan University BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture course restructure, 2012
- External Reviewer, Leeds Metropolitan University MA Landscape Architecture Conversion, 2011

Embodied interaction with the mythic city and how understanding of the urban environment is shaped by the imagination.

  • The relationship between power, space, and public life
  • Taste, manners, the practice of everyday life, and aesthetic democracy
  • Civil society and the commons
  • The shaping of urban forms by the transport of, commerce in, and consumption of food, from the scale of the table to global markets.
  • Representation in landscape design process

Activities

  • Honorary Editor, Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute
  • Member, Landscape Institute Policy and Communications Committee
  • Chair, Young Professionals' Advocacy Working Group, Professional Practice and Policy Committee, International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
  • 'Reading the Commons' project, Furtherfield, London
  • Peer Reviewer, Fairchild Books (Bloomsbury) Basics Landscape Architecture series of books, Landscape Research journal, Oxford University Press, Routledge.
  • University of Greenwich visiting lecturer, landscape architectural history and theory (2014)
  • Multi-year student project - Alfred Place, London design masterplanning with Camden Council and the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association
  • Finsbury Park design master planning exercise and exhibition. Undergraduate and conversion students on 'The Dynamic Site' in collaboration with the arts collective Furtherfield
  • Co-convener, University of Essex and Writtle College Interdisciplinary Conference,       'Food' at Writtle College, Essex (Nov 2012)
  • Co-convener, Landscape and Critical Agency Symposium, University College, London (Feb 2012)
  • Residency, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil (2012)
  • Co-convener, Writtle/Essex Interdisciplinary Conference, 'The Real and Imagined City', University of Essex
  • European Union Culture Program Bid 'European Salt Cities Network'

Funded research projects

Waterman's work is by scholarship and has not in the past been dependent on grants. However, he has successfully participated in European Union funding partnerships such as Waterways Forward under INTERREG IVC.

Books:

Zeunert, Joshua and Tim Waterman, Eds. (2018) The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food. London and New York: Routledge.

Wall, Ed and Tim Waterman, Eds. (2017) Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays. London and New York: Routledge.

Waterman, Tim (2015) Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition. London and New York: Bloomsbury

Waterman, Tim and Ed Wall (2010) Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design, Lausanne: AVA Publishing.

Waterman, Tim (2009) Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, Lausanne: AVA Publishing.

 

Essays and articles:

Waterman, Tim (forthcoming) 'The Tasty City: Democratic Life and the Fulfilment of Desire' in Coleman, Nathaniel, Ed. Architecture and Utopia, Vol 2. New York: Peter Lang

Waterman, Tim (2018) 'Democracy and Trespass: Political Dimensions of Landscape Access' in Egoz, Shelley, Deni Ruggeri and Karsten Jørgensen, Eds. Defining                                   Landscape Democracy: Perspectives on Spatial Justice. London: Edward Elgar

Waterman, Tim (2018) 'Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films' in Strong, Jeremy, Ed. Bond Uncovered. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Waterman, Tim and Joshua Zeunert (2018) 'Introduction' in Zeunert, Joshua, and Tim Waterman, Eds. Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food. London and New York: Routledge

Waterman, Tim (2018) 'Taste, Foodways, and Everyday Life' in Zeunert, Joshua, and Tim Waterman, Eds. Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food. London and New York: Routledge

Waterman, Tim (2018) 'Introduction: Landscape Architecture and Utopian Pedagogy' in Jørgensen, Karsten, Richard Stiles, Elke Mertens, and Nilgül Karadenyz, Eds. Teaching Landscape. London and New York: Routledge

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'Making Meaning: Utopian Method for Minds, Bodies, and Media in Architectural Design' in Bell, David, Adam Stock, and Nathaniel Coleman, Eds. Imaginaries of the Future 01: Bodies and Locations. https://olh.openlibhums.org/article/10.16995/olh.109/ Open Library of the Humanities.

Waterman, Tim and Joshua Zeunert (2017) 'Beyond the Ornamental: Agriculture and the City' (interview with Tim Waterman) Foreground, Autumn 2017. https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/undoing-the-ornamental-landscape/

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'Growing Obsession' review of two new gardens and new extension at the         Garden Museum, Landscape Architecture Magazine, October 2017

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'Introduction' in Wall, Ed, and Tim Waterman, Eds. Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays. London and New York: Routledge

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'Publicity and Propriety: Democracy and Manners in Britain's Public Landscape' in Wall, Ed and Tim Waterman, Eds. Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays. London and New York: Routledge.

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'What's in a Name?' on hydrology and place names in the 'Flood and Flow' project, Landscape Architecture Magazine, August 2017

Waterman, Tim (from 2010-2017) Quarterly column ('A Word ...') Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute

Waterman, Tim (2017) 'It's About Time' on the genius temporum of Martí Franch's Girona landscapes in Landscape Architecture Magazine, January 2017

Waterman, Tim (2016) There's Room' - article on the Room for the River Project in Holland, Landscape Architecture Magazine, June 2016

Waterman, Tim (2016) 'Other Stranger's Paths' in the journal Testing Ground

Waterman, Tim and Ruth Catlow (2015) 'Situating the Digital Commons: A Conversation Between Tim Waterman and Ruth Catlow', https://www.furtherfield.org/situating-digital-commons-conversation-between-ruth-catlow-and-tim-waterman

Waterman, Tim (2015) 'Keep it Up' on Atelier Dreiseitl's work in Oslo, Landscape Architecture Magazine, September 2015

Waterman, Tim (2015) Book review: 'Lefebvre for Architects by Nathaniel Coleman.' Utopian Studies vol. 26 no. 2

Waterman, Tim (2015) 'Community Effort' on West 8's Máximapark, Utrecht. Landscape, Summer 2015

Waterman, Tim (2015) 'The Global Cucumber' on Milan Expo 2015, Landscape Architecture Magazine, July 2015

Waterman, Tim (2015) Book review: 'Critique of Everyday Life, (3 Vols) by Henri Lefebvre' (part of a special edition dedicated to Lefebvre) Journal of Architecture Vol. 20, No. 3,          June 2015

Waterman, Tim (2015) 'Trees for Tokyo' (on landscape architectural practice Studio on Site) Landscape Architecture Magazine, May 2015

Waterman, Tim (2015) 'We need places shaped by local interests to end the housing crisis' Homes for Britain's Fifty Blogs in Fifty Days, March 2015. http://homesforbritain.org.uk/we-need-places-shaped-by-local-interests-to-end-the-housing-crisis/

Waterman, Tim (2014) 'Landscape and Energy: An Interview with Dirk Sijmons' Landscape Architecture Magazine, December 2014

Waterman, Tim (2014) 'Publicity and Propriety: Democratic Etiquette in the Public Landscape' in I Quaderni di Careggi issue n.6 - Common Goods from a Landscape                    Perspective, published by UNISCAPE

Waterman, Tim (2014) 'Pedestrian Etiquette, Gormless Phone Users, and the Rise of the           Meanderthal' The Conversation (website), 8 August 2014

Waterman, Tim (2014) 'Common Wealth' (on West 8's Máximapark, Utrecht) Landscape            Architecture Magazine, July 2014

Waterman, Tim (2014) 'At Liberty' (on the design for the Place de la République, Paris). Landscape Architecture Magazine, April 2014.

Waterman, Tim (2013) 'Like It Has Always Been There: A Review of Dan Pearson Exhibition at the Garden Museum' Architects' Journal 27.06.13

Waterman, Tim and Ed Wall (2013) 'A Landscape Conversation: Design, Representation, Process. Urban, March 2013, 'Critical Landscapes' NS05, Madrid: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Waterman, Tim and Ed Wall (2012) 'A Landscape Conversation: Design, Representation, Process'. Published in the book Doňana: Out of the City at the Politecnico di Milano

Waterman, Tim (2012) 'Bad Role Models for Landscape Architecture,' series of six articles, Landscape Institute News and Events (website), www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/index.php

Waterman, Tim (2011)'A Question of Taste,' Landscape, Autumn 2011

Waterman, Tim (2011) 'Land Ho,' Landscape, Summer 2011

Waterman, Tim (2011) 'The Flavor of the Place: Eating and Drinking in Payottenland' in Strong, Jeremy, ed. Educated Tastes: Food, Drink and Connoisseur Culture, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press

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Nov 2015      'The Commons, Aesthetics, and Civil Society: Dimensions of Landscape, Food, and the Built Environment' Commons Workshop, Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2015       'Everywhere a Sign' walk, Frequency Festival, Lincoln

Sep 2015     'Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond films' at The Dark Side: Subverting Architecture and Landscape Conference, University of Greenwich

Sep 2015     'Demand Satisfaction: Democratic Life and the Fulfilment of Desire' at the Constructing and Defining Food Practices Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford

July 2015   'Down at Heel' panel discussion at the Acts and Actors Club

July 2015      'Thailand, Highland, and Secret Island: Landscape, Power, and Anti-Utopianism in Bond Films' paper, Utopian Studies Conference, Newcastle

July 2015      'Educating Desire: Pedagogy and Utopia' panel chair, Utopian Studies Conference, Newcastle University

Jun 2015       'Everywhere a Sign' walk about human behaviour and the public urban landscape, London Festival of Architecture

Jun 2015       'Grace in the Architectures of Everyday Life and Landscape' paper at the Defining Landscape Democracy conference of the Centre for Landscape and Democracy and UNISCAPE, Oscarsborg Fortress, Norway

May 2015     Panelist, 'Beyond the Skyline: Addressing London's Housing Crisis', Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck College

Apr 2015       'On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture' evening lecture for Landscape Institute London Branch at the Garden MuseumMar 2015       'On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture' at Ecobuild, London

Mar 2015       'On Astronauts, LSD, and Landscape Architecture' at Ecobuild, London

Oct 2014       Speaking tour, Northeastern US and Canada: 'Making Belief: Public Imaginaries, Design Imaginaries and New Eutopias,' Pratt Institute, University of Toronto, University at Buffalo, Cornell University, Boston Architectural College, University of Pennsylvania, New York Institute of Technology

Oct 2014       'Lefebvre for Architects' panel, Utopian Studies Society Conference, Montréal, Canada

Sep 2014     'Democracy and Trespass: Political Dimensions of Landscape Access'          Landscape and Access Panel, PECSRL Conference, Göteborg, Sweden

July 2014      'Death Collapsing into Life' a utopian journey on the Parkland Walk for Furtherfield and Arts Catalyst, part of the SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe

July 2014      'Adaptable Utopias as Motive Forces in Urbanism and Protest', Lefebvre and Utopia Panel, Utopian Studies Society Conference, Prague

2014              'Water, Meat, Drink and the Lie of the Land.' Peripatetic Presentation, London Festival of Architecture

Feb 2014      'Making Belief:  Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias', University of Greenwich School of Architecture, Design and Construction Open Lecture

Nov 2013 'Publicity and Propriety: Democratic Etiquette in the Public Landscape'    UNISCAPE (EU) Careggi Seminar, Florence, Italy

Feb 2013      'Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,' Newcastle University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Public Lecture Series.

Nov 2012      'Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,' Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nov 2012      Panel, 'Praise it or Raze it?' for the Student Landscape Institute Council and Landscape Institute, London at the Gallery Cowcross Street, London

Mar 2012       'Toposophy,' In the Bar After lecture series, Royal College of Art

Feb 2012      'Toposophy: The Power of the Landscape Idea,' Landscape and Critical Agency Symposium, University College London

Dec 2011      'Towards a Delicious Future,' Naturoids lecture series, Royal College of Art

Nov 2011      Plenary speaker, The Real and Imagined City conference, University of      Essex. 'Towards a Delicious Future: Taste, Food, and the City.'

Oct 2011       'Food in the Metropolis,' evening lecture at the Garden Museum for the Twentieth Century Society and the Landscape Institute Aug 2011      Key speaker, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national conference, Brisbane, Australia. 'Landscape

Aug 2011      'Landscape is a Transformative Way of Knowing,' University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Nov 2010      'Imaging the Imagined City: Landscape Design Process, Representation and Fictions of Everyday Life,' ENANPARQ Conference, Observatório das Metrópoles, Institutos Nacionais de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 2010      With Ed Wall: 'Landscape Design, Representation, Process: A Conversation,'Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation

at University of         Westminster, London

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