Carolyn Steel

London-based architect and scholar (UK). Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Cambridge and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. She 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) worldwide and her 2009 TEDGlobal talk has received over a million views.

Our evolution developed a series of technical innovations such as the control of fire, agriculture and railways, which transformed not only the way we eat, but also the way we live.