Carolyn Steel

Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her award-winning books Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives (2008) and Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World (2020) have established her concept of ‘sitopia’ (food-place) across a broad range of fields in academia, industry and the arts. A non-executive director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects in London, Carolyn studied architecture at Cambridge University and has since been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge, London Metropolitan, Wageningen, Aeres and Slow Food universities and at the London School of Economics, where she was the inaugural Studio Director of the Cities Programme. Carolyn is in worldwide demand as a speaker and her 2009 TEDGlobal talk has received 1.4 million views.