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Biomimicry: 3.8 billion years of Research and Development

January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)

PRESENTER: Cynthia Fishman, AIA | NCARB | LEED AP | Fitwel Ambassador

Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of nature’s genius that can be applied to the fields of architecture, product design, energy, medicine, transportation, and social innovation. Drawing on 3.8 billion years of research and development, biomimicry can teach us how to create designs that don’t compete with the rest of the planet, but instead complement it. This session will give an overview of what biomimicry is, provide a “checklist” that encompasses the deep patterns that all of nature follows, and provide real-life examples of designs that use nature as an inspiration that will spark your imagination to what the future could be like.