DES 337-437-537 Integrated Media for Health Design Part 2: Bio-centered Design

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Starting May 29, 2017.

This course explore bio-centered, regenerative and sustainable ways to approach the design process, through a combination of multiple methods, lectures, and experiential learning activities on an assigned subject.

After 3.8 billion years of evolution, all life that is today present (including ourselves) is the evidence of well adapted ‘design solutions’ for survival, while those ‘design solutions’ that did not work are the fossils we find today as evidence too. The concept of sustainability and design for sustainability (DfS) need to be attuned to a bio-centered process. Both design and sustainability must be framed in the context of a new understanding of systems and structures that rule the natural world, from which human society must be part of. Today biomimetic design (biomimicry) is an emerging discipline recognized as a leading methodology with the ability to drive environmentally sustainable innovation.

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BAW03: Biomimicry Alberta Workshop Summer Series 2017

Biomimicry Alberta

June 24-25, @ University of Alberta

Save the dates! Registration will be open soon!


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BGDC: Call for Team Member – Video Expertise

Biomimicry Alberta

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We are a group of professionals from Edmonton preparing a submission to enter this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The challenge this year is to create a nature-inspired innovation that combats climate change.  Our team is looking for a video editor or producer to help us create a 3 minute video pitch for the submission.  Called ReRoot, our concept looks to the wood wide web and fungal internet to improve the structure and function of community groups and encourage local material cycling.
The submission deadline is April 30th, and we’re hoping to have a draft by the 15th.  We have developed a storyboard, captured some video, and have still images, but need some serious help stitching it all together and recording and adding audio voice over and music.  Perks include a portion of the winnings (and the glory!) if our submission carries forward to the next round.
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FREE 4-Week Online Biomimicry Course –MCAD

ZQ19: Ornitography, Macronaut, Biomimicry Iberia, and much more…

Free Biomimicry online course

Biophilic Design Summit and Genius of Place Workshop in Living Future, Seattle.