October 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free – $20
Jane Toner, architect, Australia’s first Biomimicry Specialist and founder of BiomimicrySwarm Australia will chair this cross-disciplinary panel of expertise to discuss what Melbourne can learn from nature about creating a sustainable and generous city.
This event will be one of a trilogy of MA|A events being presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, DesignInc and BiomimicrySwarm Australia themed around the Essential Elements of Biomimicry which are: Reconnection, Ethos and Emulation. The other events in this series are an Emulation workshop: How would Nature solve sustainable design challenges in Melbourne? (31/10/14) and a Reconnection deep time walk: Biomimicry Nature Walk through Time (1/11/14).
Biomimicry is an emerging discipline in which the functional strategies used by biological forms, processes and systems are emulated in abstracted design strategies to generate innovative sustainable design solutions for human design challenges. With our three events our aim is to attract, connect and inspire a diverse community interested in the elegant survival strategies Nature has evolved over 3.8 billion years.
Leigh Baker, Director, Balance 3
Ed Cotter, Head of BioRegional Australia
Neville Cowland, Architecture and Sustainability Director, NOW Architecture
Suzette Jackson, Director, Innate Ecology
Jeff Robinson, Global Sustainability Leader,Aurecon
Stephen Webb, Director, Design Inc
This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne
Institute Members: Free
Deakin Edge, Federation Square,
Corner Swanston St & Flinders St,