[NetBehaviour] "Making Belief – Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias" with landscape architect Tim Waterman

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Sep 23 11:28:44 CEST 2014

"Making Belief – Public Imaginaries and New Eutopias" with landscape 
architect Tim Waterman.

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Room 106, 230 College Street
Part of Alissa North's MLA Thesis Prep course
All MLA, MArch and MUD students are welcome to attend

Tim Waterman, beginning with gastronomy and landscape, and through 
analysis of taste and media apparatuses of tastemaking, examines our 
urban future imaginaries to discuss how new beliefs can be nurtured that 
bring us back to the quest for eutopia. Imagination in design process 
has agency in the larger construction of public imaginaries as forces 
for change in politics, culture, and society, and Waterman will propose 
ways for designers to wield this power.

Tim Waterman is a landscape architect, urbanist, and critic whose 
philosophy is informed by an eclectic past that includes community and 
political activism, owning a restaurant, and singing for a band that 
twice shared a stage with Nirvana. He believes that a sustainable future 
can’t just be earnest and worthy, it has to be a little bit delicious 
and a little bit rock and roll, too. He teaches at the Writtle School of 
Design in Essex and serves as a thesis tutor at the Bartlett. He is 
honorary editor of Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute and 
author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture and, with Ed Wall, 
Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design.


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