Knowledge in a Nutshell - The Essentials of Biomimicry
Katerva is delighted to offer an introduction to Biomimicry. Biomimetics or biomimicry is the emulation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Given that nature has had 3.6 billion years to perfect its designs, not only is there a lot to learn from them, they also tend to be inherently sustainable. On top of it, biomimetic solution have a tendency to create radically different results - such as demonstrated in the Westgate Center in Harare, Zimbabwe, where air-conditioning costs were reduced by 90% (no typo) by applying the design principles of termite mounds. Termine mounds retain fairly constant temperatures on the inside despite widely fluctuating temperatures on the outside. Hence, biomimicry is the perfect spring board for disruptive sustainable innovation, and the step-change improvements that Katerva is looking for.
Learn how to apply biomimicry thinking to solve human challenges. Participants will jump right into practicing the steps of integrating biology into design using real human challenges. Through interactive dialogue and hands-on learning activities, the foundation of biomimicry will become familiar and tangible tools to employ in one’s work. This webinar provides an introduction to biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature’s best models in order to solve human design challenges.
When: Wednesday 3rd November 2020
Where: Online (Zoom)
Who: Jacques Chirazi
He is a Certified Biomimicry Professional holds a Master degree from University of California San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies with an emphasis in International Environmental Policy, a Master degree from Arizona State University School of Life Sciences in Biomimicry and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from San Diego State University’s School of Business Administration. He teaches sustainability and clean technology courses to students at the University of California, San Diego Extension. Finally, Jacques is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M), and LEED-GA.
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