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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
How Would Nature Design Adaptive Human Communities? Lessons From The Super-Organism

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This aspirational session explores how human communities can find inspiring new models of social planning and architectural organization from ultra-social creatures like ants, honeybees, and mycelial fungi, and the ecosystems they inhabit. You will discover how these super-organisms (groups that function like a single individual) facilitate diversity while maintaining cohesion; the social and physical infrastructures that allow them to respond to local conditions effectively and collaboratively; and how our human communities can mimic them and the ecosystems they are within. Our interactive components seek greater understanding of human and non-human collaborative ecosystems, explore the challenges for interdisciplinary “bio-inspiration” teams wanting to apply this understanding, and introduce tools to facilitate this process.

Speakers
avatar for Denise DeLuca

Denise DeLuca

Co-Founder, Vibrant OS
Denise DeLuca is co-founder of Vibrant OS, whose mission is to empower and equip leaders, and their teams, with principles and practices inspired by nature - and human nature - that transform the team’s fundamental way of operating while addressing immediate business issues.  In addition, Denise teaches online courses in Creative Leadership and Biomimetic Design for MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program.  Denise was... Read More →
avatar for Ilaria Mazzoleni

Ilaria Mazzoleni

Principal, im studio mi/la | sci-arc
Ilaria Mazzoleni is an architect, biomimicist, author, founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles, and professor at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Her professional and academic focus is sustainable architecture and biomimicry. Her conceptual work has been published globally and her built work can be found in Italy, California, and Ghana. Gaining attention in the fields of sustainable architecture and biomimicry has led to Ilaria’s increasing... Read More →
avatar for Tamsin Woolley-Barker

Tamsin Woolley-Barker

Research Consultant, Biomimicry 3.8
Dr. Woolley-Barker is an Evolutionary Biologist, Primatologist, and Bio-Inspired Innovation Consultant with 25 years experience at the intersection of biology and sustainable design. She is a ‘Biologist at the Design Table’ contracting with Biomimicry 3.8, author of ‘The Biomimicry Manual,’ a regular column for Inhabitat.com, cofounder of Biomimicry San Diego, and advisory board member for Biomimicry Switzerland. Her... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ravenna Room Sheraton Hotel

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