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Origins

In 2012, the BiDL team was born in the College of Design and Innovation (D&I) at TongJi University, Shanghai. The D&I itself was established in 2009, which created opportunities to start overcoming obsolete habits, generate new concepts and foster further innovation.

As the dust settled and we were looking for approaches on how to push the D&I’s sustainability agenda, Biomimicry appeared as the most promising, inspiring and relevant as well as most holistic but simultaneously also most clearly defined, targeted and applicable approach out there.

Associate Professor Pius Leuba obtained D&I support to establish a sustainability lab. Together with a few co-teachers and students he envisioned BiDL (= Beetle = Biomimetic Design Lab).

 

Who we are

We are a group of people who intend to make design more positive for human environment and health.

 
 
 
 
 
 
             
 

Active People

         
   

Mary Polites

 

 

Mary is coming out of the Emergent Technologies, EmTech, program at the AA in London, where she studied Biomimetic design. Her interests are in sustainable technologies research focused on biomechanics, composite mechanics, smart materials and structures, and bio-inspired technologies. 

The fresh wind in BiDL: Mary will be supporting BiDL's research, communication and teaching efforts with great enthusiasm. We are sure to get new impulses for our work and to see some cool stuff happening soon!

 

 

 
             
   

Pius LEUBA DIT GALLAND

Associate Professor,
Co-Director of BiDL

 

 

"I work for restorative, healthy human habitats. I want not just sustainability, we must strive for regeneration."

 
             
   

ZHU Xiaocun 

Associate Professor, Co-Director of BiDL

 

"We need to foster Sustainability and health for our children. Clean air, water, food and space to play, discover learn, experience and explore."

 
             
             
 

Inactive People

         
 

 

DAI Mengqi

VI Design

 

  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

 

“Have you ever noticed how plants can teach us all about the intricacies of life, if only we take the time to observe and listen?"

 

 

 
             
   

DU Yuexin

Public Relations

 
  • Undergraduate student of Communication and Art College (2009), Tongji University, Shanghai, Animation
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design
  • Exchange student of Architecture Design College (2013, Feb-June), Fengchia University, Taiwan, Interior and Landscape Design


“Be sustainable! We can’t wait.”

 

 

 
             
   

GONG Wangpeng

Desktop research

 
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Industrial Design

 

“Keep curious about nature!"

 

 
             
   

HE Kai

Web Technician

 
  • Undergraduate student of CDIBB, (2010-2014) Tongji University, Electronic and Information Engineering

 

"Live long and prosper"

 

 

 

 
             
   

LONG Yunfei

Web Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
             
   

Marie DARIEL

Senior Advisor

 

 

“…my activities and professional commitments have always been driven by a passion for what is alive,  inside and around us, and how to keep connected with that in order to live better.”

 

 

 
             
    Sachin Gupta      
             
    SHI Wenhua  
  • IT helper
 
             
   

XUE Yang

Team Leader

 
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

“I want to learn from nature in terms of how to solve the problems."

 

 

 

 
             
   

YOU Ziying

Pictures Collection

 
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

"What we need is a constant and consistent way of designing, not a style."

 
             
   

ZHANG Zhao

Logo Creator

 
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

“We should live in peace with nature, making the earth greener and being friendly to all the lives ."

 
             
   

ZHENG Xiaoxue

Project Manager

 
  • MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAIC 
  • Teaching Environmental Design and Sustainability in Tongji University since February 2011

 

"To create healthful and sustainable environments conducive to a better future for humans and every life  on earth."

 
             
   

ZHONG Liwen

Web Design

 
  • Postgraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2013-2015), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2007-2011), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

 

“I work for better visual environment."

 
             
   

ZHOU Huiming

Desktop Research

 
  • Postgraduate student in College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai,

 

 

“Nature is more than we can imagine!"

 
             
   

ZHU Yue

Open Innovation

 
  • Master student of D&I, Tongji University, Environmental Design 2012-2015. One-year exchange to Aalto University from 2012 to 2013, studied in IDBM Program (International Design Business Management). Master thesis is tackling systems for Open Innovation in academic institutions like BiDL.
  • LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/yue-zhu/58/416/a1

 

"I'm interested in developing new skills and exploring inspirations from people's daily lives."

 

 
             
   

ZHU Zhoufei

 
  • Undergraduate student of Design and Innovation College (2010-2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, Environmental Design

“Nature is a magical system. I hope that I can achieve harmony between man and nature in design one day.”

 
             
         

2015-08-24

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