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The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.
"Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival." Biomimicry Institute.
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Biomimicry is more than just good design
In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at biomimicry. Specifically how biomimicry can not only lead to nature-inspired design for architecture and materials, but also for better relationships, activism, and communities. I draw upon adrienne maree brown's emergent strategy in order to show that nature and the environment can show us how to best navigate a complicated social world. Help me make more videos like this via Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FYI/Download an infographic on Biomimicry here.
Biomimicry at the nano level by Dr. Low Hong Yee
The voice of the natural world by Bernie Krause
Looking to Nature: Biomimicry and Design
The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps
Sustainability and Getting Better Answers by George Crombie