The Bartlett School of Architecture

Prof Tim Waterman

Prof Tim Waterman

Professor of Landscape Theory

The Bartlett School of Architecture

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st May 2013

Research summary

Tim Waterman's research explores the interconnections between food, taste, place, and democratic civil society. 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, customs, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.

He has been a co-convener of various conferences and symposia. He serves as a peer reviewer for the journal Landscape Research, the Journal of Architecture, and for the publishers Routledge, Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press, and the Open Library for the Humanities. He was chair (until 2020) of the Professional Review Group for the landscape programme and is External Examiner for the MSc Cultural Landscapes at the Edinburgh College of Art.

Teaching summary

Waterman teaches two modules in landscape architecture history and theory in the MA and MLA Landscape Architecture at the Bartlett. He leads the Thesis component of the programme as well. In architecture he teaches a third year undergraduate history and theory seminar, a fourth year postgraduate history and theory seminar, and supervises students on their fifth year Architecture Thesis. He lectures regularly at other levels and in other programmes, such as teaching on the summer programmes of the Bartlett's Institute for Global Prosperity. He is also a PhD supervisor.


Rhode Island School of Design
First Degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts | 2004
Rhode Island School of Design
Other higher degree, Master of Landscape Architecture | 2004


Tim Waterman is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is Chair of the Landscape Research Group (LRG), Vice-President of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), and a Non-Executive Director of the digital arts collective Furtherfield. He is the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, now in its second edition and translated into several languages, and, with Ed Wall, Urban Design, also translated into several languages. He has recently edited two collections: Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays with Ed Wall and the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Joshua Zeunert. A new collection of essays, edited with Ed Wall and Jane Wolff, Landscape Citizenships, is forthcoming from Routledge in April 2021. His writing has appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM). His brother is the prominent experimental musician, writer, and producer Alex Waterman.