Discover biomimicry, an emerging discipline that solves design challenges by taking inspiration from nature.
Biomimicry teaches us how to become an integral part of the natural world: acknowledging the strength and resilience of the living systems that support us, and showing us that we can, and should, support them in return. This presentation by University of Alberta alumna Kira Hunt will share examples of innovations inspired by nature that can help us live more gently upon the Earth.
Electron microscopes and other new tools are allowing us to see from nano to macro like never before, showing us the shapes and inter-relationships of the natural world that are all around us, but that have been invisible until recently. With new approaches, come new inspirations: building on time-tested patterns that have evolved over billions of years, we can learn how to design waste-free and sustainable solutions.
About Kira Hunt
Kira Hunt is a landscape technologist at IBI Group in Edmonton specializing in park design, structural detailing and heritage interpretation. She is also a member of Biomimicry Alberta’s core group, helping to coordinate the non-profit network of design innovators. She received a BA from the University of Alberta before returning to school for a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology from NAIT and a graduate certificate in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.
This lecture is presented by the University of Alberta’s Sustainability Council.