Carolyn Steel

Architect; Writer; Food Urbanist

Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

Travels From: London, UK

Carolyn Steel is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Sustainability Speaker Carolyn Steel
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    Carolyn Steel

    Architect; Writer; Food Urbanist

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: London, UK

    Carolyn Steel is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Carolyn Steel Speaker Biography

    Sustainability speaker Carolyn Steel focus on educating individuals on the transportation and production of food and the construction of modern-day cities. She believes that using food can allow one to “read” and understand the inner working of a city.

    Prior to her current position, she was a studio director of the Cities, Architecture and Engineering programme at the London School of Economics, as she possesses an avid interest in architecture and understanding the make-up of cities and marketplaces, as well as the logistics behind feeding a city.

    Steel has also coordinated design studios at the London School of Economics and at Cambridge University, where her ‘Food and City’ course is a mandatory credit for the degree program. Steel has also authored ‘Hungry City,’ a book that examines the journey food takes from production to table tops. Similarly to her books, keynotes by Carolyn Steel examine food as a means of understanding how cities work, thrive and function.

    Carolyn Steel Keynote Topics

    For British architect, Carolyn Steel, the question of how we want to eat in the future is really a question of how we want to live. Food has become invisible in our cities, but it hasn’t always been and doesn’t have to remain this way. Using food as a lens, she takes us on a journey to understand the myriad ways in which food has shaped the cities and societies we live in, and how, in accepting the true value of food, we do away with the illusion of “cheap food” and play an active role in the food system.

    Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.

    Carolyn Steel Speaking Videos

    Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
    Carolyn Steel - What is a Good Life?