Conceptual Workshop Itinerary
We will have a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.
August 22: Departure from Shanghai at 3.30pm.
Arrive at our hotel at Tianmu Mountain at 6pm. Dinner with the instructors and participants and an evening activity.
August 23: Indoor and outdoor activities
Orient to the place–learn about the natural history of Tianmu Shan and what we can learn here. Get an introduction to biomimicry and the terminology we use, and discover function—how organisms and systems are adapted to their local challenges that can help us find useful solutions to ours.
August 24: Indoor and outdoor activities
Learn about the Essential Elements of biomimicry and Life’s Principles, and what it’s like to work with other disciplines. Discover the secrets of a local organism and how you can apply its strategies to a design.
August 25: Indoor and outdoor activities
Learn about biomimicry thinking, an approach that takes you from biology to design or from a challenge to biology. Follow the story behind three case studies.
Learn what it means to bring biology to the design table, and spend time discovering Life’s Principles in the field.
August 26: Biomimetic Design Challenge
Work in small, interdisciplinary teams on a design challenge, using different lenses to discover inspiration in nature and applying those lessons to the challenge.
August 27: Biomimetic Design Challenge
Fine-tune and present the results of your biomimetic design. Then take a new challenge and look to the genius of place for inspiration. Share our experiences in a closing circle, then leave for Shanghai at 5pm.
Workshop completion attestations will be provided by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.
This workshop fulfills one of the requirements for becoming a Biomimicry Fellow with the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. For further information, go to http://biomimicry.net/educating/university-education/fellows/biomimicry-fellows-application/
Price per participant: 11.400 Chinese RMB (Includes training and materials, transportation Shanghai-Tian Mu Mountain, accommodation , full-board, access to the Biosphere Reserve, insurance)
Early birds: 9.800 Chinese RMB (until June 23th – midnight).
NB: Registration closes on July 14th – midnight.
Pre-registration and more information can be obtained at email@example.com