12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.
About Kira Hunt
Kira Hunt is a landscape technologist at IBI Group in Edmonton specializing in park design, structural detailing and heritage interpretation. As a member of Biomimicry Alberta’s core group, she helps coordinate a non-profit network of design innovators. She received her 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.
The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Carlos Fiorentino, lecturer in design studies at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.
Presented by the Sustainability Council.