Julia Watson. Lo--Tek. Design by Radical Indigenism

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6.9 X 9.6 X 1.1 inches | 2.3 pounds

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About the Author

Designer, activist, academic and author Julia Watson is the principal of her eponymously named design studio working at the intersection of anthropology, ecology, innovation, and collaborates as Watson Salembier, a full-service landscape & urban design studio specializing in rewilding. Julia also lectures and consults with Fortune 500 companies to align their missions with global sustainability goals, by designing and implementing systemic change for their Sustainability, Innovation & Futures sectors. She regularly teaches Urban Design at Harvard and Columbia University. After graduating from Harvard with the highest award for her work on conservation and spiritual landscapes, she has been published in ioARCH, Topos, Seacities, LAF, The Philosophy of Dumbness, Nakhara Journal, Water Urbanisms East, World Heritage Sites and Living Culture of Indonesia, and co-authored the Spiritual Guide to Bali's UNESCO World Heritage with Dr. J. Stephen Lansing.


"Can ancient fixes save our crisis-torn world?... [Lo--TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism] is the result of a decade of travelling to some of the most remote regions on the planet, interviewing anthropologists, scientists and tribe members. [Watson] carefully documented their indigenous innovations using the landscape architect's language of plans, cross-sections and exploded isometric diagrams to explain clearly how they work."-- "The Guardian"
"Examples of centuries-old design that combat climate change."-- "architecturaldigest.com"
"A beautiful work combining a little hard science and a lot of romanticism."-- "The World of Interiors"
"We rediscover an ancient mythology in a contemporary context, radicalizing the spirit of human nature."-- "independent.co.uk"
"The result of more than 20 years of travelling to research the original smart settlements, through an architect's lens."-- "theguardian.com"
"Lo--TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism provides a blueprint for sustainable architecture in the 21st century."-- "Harvard University Graduate School of Design"
"If we can transform our relationship with the planet, we might actually get somewhere - and Lo--TEK provides 400 pages of inspiration."-- "Vogue"