Happy Holidays!

[Thanks Bill Hsiung]


Global Biomimicry Practitioners Survey

Call for Participants | Global Biomimicry Practitioners Survey Biomimicry is a field of practice and research that is rapidly growing, but who are the people behind the practice? Add your voice to this global survey conducted by Erin Rovalo and Dr. John McCardle of Loughborough Design School and help create better understanding of the backgrounds, core competencies, and current practices of the biomimicry community. All biomimicry practitioners are encouraged to participate. Learn more and take survey →


Cities and Climate Change Science Conference IPCC: Call for posters

Biomimicry Alberta is planning to participate in the “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference–IPCC,” Edmonton, March 5-7, 2018. We invite anyone applying/practicing biomimicry to join us and submit a poster of any project related to climate change and urban design in Alberta you may be involved with. Please see the following link to apply online: Submit Abstract. The deadline is October 6.

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BAW03: Biomimicry Alberta Workshop Summer Series 2017

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Do you enjoy the strange mix of nature, technology and science?  Join us for a two day workshop to explore strategies from the natural world and investigate how they can inform human design and technology.  The weekend will include providing a broad introduction to the concept of biomimicry with a focus in on the insect world; the program includes a mixture of outdoors and classroom learning and presentations from local naturalists and researchers.  This 3rd Biomimicry Alberta workshop is intended for students and professionals from any discipline and background interested in design and a sustainable future for Alberta (or anywhere!)

June 24-25, @ University of Alberta

Registration now open here!

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Register to BAW03 Saturday Night Event @ Devaney’s  here!

BGDC: Call for Team Member – Video Expertise

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We are a group of professionals from Edmonton preparing a submission to enter this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The challenge this year is to create a nature-inspired innovation that combats climate change.  Our team is looking for a video editor or producer to help us create a 3 minute video pitch for the submission.  Called ReRoot, our concept looks to the wood wide web and fungal internet to improve the structure and function of community groups and encourage local material cycling.
The submission deadline is April 30th, and we’re hoping to have a draft by the 15th.  We have developed a storyboard, captured some video, and have still images, but need some serious help stitching it all together and recording and adding audio voice over and music.  Perks include a portion of the winnings (and the glory!) if our submission carries forward to the next round.
If you are looking to produce a high-quality portfolio piece that will be posted online and viewed by an international audience, please contact kira.hunt@live.ca so we can coordinate a meeting and get started!