Human Geography Seminar: ‘Landscape and food: taste, foodways, and everyday life’

Tim Waterman

Location: Department of Geography, Ron Johnston Research Room (C Floor)
Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Start Time: 4.15 pm


This talk sets a broad framework for understanding the place of sensation, emotion, reasoning, and cognition in the mutual and collective making of, and dwelling in landscapes. Taste, in both its gustatory/sensory meaning and its psychosocial and cultural dimensions, is examined, as are foodways and their role in building (architectures and landscapes both), growing, dwelling, and making. Foodways are presented as fundamental to an understanding of the political, cultural, and affective construction of everyday life and landscape. Finally, the developing field of practice theory is presented as a valuable arena in which to study these complex interactions.


Tim Waterman from The Department of Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich


Tim Waterman is senior lecturer and landscape architecture theory coordinator at the University of Greenwich, and a tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He writes for a wide range of professional and academic publications on the subjects of power, democracy, taste, foodways and everyday life. His research explores the interconnections between imagination, sensation, and landscape in both the inhabitation of and design for places. With Ed Wall, he is editor of Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays (Routledge, 2017), and with Joshua Zeunert, The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food (forthcoming February 2018).


routledgeLandscape and Agency: Critical Essays

The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food

Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture
Twitter: @Tim_Waterman