Monday May 21st at 15:00, Nørreport Auditorium, Aarhus School of Architecture
The Aarhus School of Architecture and Aarhus University School of Engineering present an open international lecture with Michael Pawlyn, director of Exploration, UK.
Michael Pawlyn is a very innovative architect and expert in the field of Biomimicry. Biomimicry is about studying nature and then imitate or take inspiration from its designs, systems and processes to solve human problems. Biomimicry is about acknowledging that after 3.8 billion years of research and development through evolution, nature has learned what works, what is appropriate and what lasts. Biomimicry is about symbiosis and valuing nature’s genius.
Biomimicry has been used to design super-efficient lightweight structures inspired by leafs, greenhouses that harvest freshwater and minerals from the desert air, inspired by a beetle, self-cleaning paint and even revolutionary swimwear inspired by the skin of a shark and much more.
Biomimicry is not only about building structures and physical designs but the entire construct of human habitation and our relationship to the natural world.
We invite and encourage all students and staff with an interest in green design and sustainability to attend the lecture on Monday May 21st at 15:00 in the Nørreport Auditorium.
Responsible for the lecture:
Aarhus School of Architecture: Platform sustainability + Studio Ecotower
and Aarhus University School of Engineering.