PLEASE NOTE: I have a new website now at http://www.tim-waterman.co.uk – please visit!
I live in London and lecture in landscape architecture at the Writtle School of Design in Essex, and I’m a thesis tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. I am the honorary editor of Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute, for which I write the regular column ‘A Word …’. I am also Research Associate for Landscape and Commons at the arts organisation Furtherfield. I may also be found, from time to time, in the pages of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) and The Architects’ Journal. I am the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture and, with Ed Wall, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design, both published by Bloomsbury. These have been translated into seven languages. My research interests are wide-ranging. I am interested in how people form imaginative understandings of urban cultural landscapes in everyday life. This forms the basis for other 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.
I am a former restaurateur and classical and rock musician (Nirvana opened for my band twice in their early years) and because of that background I aim for a future that is both a little bit tasty and a little bit rock and roll. Our cities need great landscape architecture to accomplish this. I can still often be found on a stage with a microphone, but nowadays I’m talking instead of singing.