Avuncular Architectures: Queer Futurity and Life Economies

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Presented by Tim Waterman

Lectures, talks and seminars

Thinkers and Doers

27 May 2020 8:00 am to 27 May 2020 9:00 am

Online via Zoom

This lecture will explore how models of care involving a critical (or queer ecocritical) distance can provide a different way of thinking for design.

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This lecture will explore how models of care involving a critical (or queer ecocritical) distance can provide a different way of thinking for design. Based in the idea of life economies and a life drive, Tim will give examples ranging from the 1950s new town of Harlow in Essex to Jacques Tati’s influential film Mon Oncle.

‘Thinkers and Doers’ aims at bringing together practitioners, scholars, students and the wider community of landscape architecture and affiliated built environment disciplines to share ideas and to hear the latest innovations in the field. This online series brings together nationally and internationally renowned experts through an initiative between the NZILA Wellington Branch and the Landscape Architecture Programme at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

NZILA members: Event Attendance—NZILA CPD 0.5 pts/hr

NZILA Category 3b Public Lecture: 0.5 pts/hr up to two hours per lecture

For more information contact: Bruno Marques

Speaker Bios

Tim Waterman is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. His research addresses imaginaries: moral, political, social, ecological, radical, and utopian. This forms the basis for explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.