with Lily Urmann, Pratt Institute and Biomimicry Frontiers
Monday, June 20, 2022
Biomimicry is the impactful practice of learning from nature’s forms, processes, and systems to inspire life-friendly design. The incredible diversity of plants that have survived and thrived on Earth for millions of years have already solved many of the challenges we are currently facing. Lily will introduce the topic of biomimicry, showcase examples of biomimetic design, and explain how you too can become a biomimic. We will explore the question: “What can we learn from the interesting and unique strategies of California natives?” by diving deeper into how plants survive drought, capture or store water, prevent moisture loss, protect against wildfire, and build resilience. Once we shift our focus from learning just about different plants to learning from each plant, we can translate these design ideas and build a more sustainable and regenerative future for all. Join us to tap in to Nature’s genius and jump start your own biomimicry journey!
You can find videos of our speaker presentations plus the Plant Forum on our YouTube channel.