Carolyn Steel as speaker

Carolyn Steel has written, lectured and broadcast extensively on issues concerned with food, agriculture, architecture, urban design, ecology and culture.

She is Visiting Lecturer in Architecture at Cambridge University, Visiting Professor in Food and Urban Design at Lincoln University, and Visiting Lecturer and Researcher in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University.

She is in constant demand worldwide as a keynote speaker.

In 2009, The Ecologist Magazine called her one of the UK’s top ten ’21st Century Visionaries’.


Previous Speaking Events


In the UK:

The Royal Anthropological Institute

The Royal College of Art

The Food Ethics Council

The Science Museum

The Landscape Institute

The Bristol Festival of Ideas


The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe)

The Design Council

The Edinburgh Book Festival

The Oxford Book Festival

The London Festival of Architecture.



TEDGlobal (Oxford)

TEDxDanubia (Budapest)

World Planning Day International Conference

Melbourne Design Festival

Toronto Food Policy Council 20th Anniversary Summit

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (New York)

Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency

National Building Museum (Washington DC)

U.S. Green Building Council (New York)

Princeton University

Domus Academy (Milan)

Swedish Architecture Museum (Stockholm)

Stroom Den Haag (The Hague)

De Balie (Amsterdam)

Krakow City Council


She has chaired…:
– the launch of the UK government World Class Places Strategy (DCMS and CLG)
– Food Security in the 21st Century – The New Dynamic (Chatham House)

…and she has advised:
– the Dutch Agriculture Ministry’s Innovatienetwerk and to the City of Groningen, with whom she is working to develop a ‘Regional Food Vision’.

Praise for past performances

Coming soon…

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