Carolyn Steel

Carolyn Steel British Architect, Author, Academic and Leading Thinker on Food and Cities

Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. A British architect, author and academic, she wrote the award-winning Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives (2008) and Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World (2020). Her concept of sitopia, or food-place (from the Greek sitos, food + topos, place) has gained broad recognition across a wide range of fields in design, ecology, academia and the arts. A director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects in London, Carolyn studied at Cambridge University and has since taught at Cambridge, London Metropolitan, Wageningen and Slow Food Universities and at the London School of Economics. In 2020-21, she will be a Research Fellow at Aeres University in the Netherlands. Carolyn is in international demand as a speaker and her 2009 TED talk has received more than one million views. In August 2020, she was featured in a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme.


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