UPCOMING - TWO DAY COURSE
Tapping into Nature
FEBRUARY, 2022 ONSITE

Photo credit: ‘Jellyfish’ by kla4067 

TWO DAY COURSE

TAPPING INTO NATURE - biomimicry as design agent

Intro:
A sustainable future lies in the knowledge banks of nature’s elegant solutions taken from over 3.8 billion years of R&D, where nature has already found solutions to many of the challenges we are struggling with. In this two-day workshop, you will learn about biomimicry and practice applying it to solve a challenge by asking the question ‘what would nature do here?‘ and ‘how can nature be viewed as a valid stakeholder in the design process?‘

This workshop will offer: 

  • an introduction to the field of biomimicry and an opportunity to practice in applying it;
  • new perspectives and the ability to arrive at innovative solutions to achieving sustainability, where the ‘ecological solution’ is intricately tied to nature’s modes of sustainability;
  • a systems perspective, both at the micro and macro levels, through which to view design challenges in order to achieve sustainable solutions dealing with our increasingly turbulent and complex world.

 Skills gained in this workshop

Participants will:

  • develop a new way to view, value and interact with nature
  • learn how to apply these skills in a design thinking model for sustainable solutions
  • learn how to cultivate an ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams by using resources and values from biology and the life sciences
  • understand nature’s own design principles and learn to navigate through the uncertain situations of the current climate emergency we are in
  • learn and practice applying biomimicry to help solve your own challenges and help achieve sustainable innovation
  • look to nature for inspiration to understand how a variety of species interact in their inherent ecosystem, and how to translate these values into sustainable solutions
  • develop knowledge about the contemporary discourse surrounding biomimicry, biomimetics and bio-inspired design

Creating your learning team
Please contact us to reserve your place. We work with you and other participants to construct the best learning experience together. Therefore, using your ‘motivation statement’, we will create a participating team that can work well together based on your interests and backgrounds. If we get more applications than spots available, we will make a reserve list and prepare to offer another course opportunity. We keep our courses to a small size that gives participants the best learning environment possible.

Date of workshop
Please contact us if you are interested. We are determining whether a weekend or weekday workshop works best for your needs. We envision a workshop in the first week of February 2022. So let us know your preference.

SIGN UP / WRITE US

16 participants

Dates:
February (first week), 2022 (exact date to be determined based on weekend or weekday requests & on-site)

Location:
Stockholm. Sweden

Cost: 
7,800kr + VAT (professionals) / student discount available  (include catering)

Team of experts: (4)
Anna Maria Orrù
Fredrik Moberg
Louise Hård af Segerstad

Language: 
Swedish and English experts running the course. Options for tutoring in all languages.

info@nordicbiomimicry.org


RECENT - BIOMIMICRY BITE
Tapping into Nature
AUGUST 31, 2021 ONSITE AT FÄRGFABRIKEN from 15-17:00

Photo credit: ‘Jellyfish’ by kla4067 

BIOMIMICRY BITE

TAPPING INTO NATURE - An introduction to biomimicry as Symbiosis

Intro:
A sustainable future lies in the knowledge banks of nature’s elegant solutions taken from over 3.8 billion years of R&D, where nature has already found solutions to many of the challenges we are struggling with. Due to current continuing circumstances, we are INSTEAD offering a SHORTER open to the public biomimicry session. You will learn about biomimicry and practice applying it to solve a challenge by asking the question ‘what would nature do here?‘ and ‘how can nature be viewed as a valid stakeholder in the design process?‘

This is a special edition of the biomimicry course which will work in collaboration with the NEW exhibition at Färgfabriken on the topic of ‘Symbiosis‘.

Due to current continuing circumstances, we are offering an open to the public biomimicry session. Come join us for two inspirational lectures from Anna Maria Orrù and Fredrik Moberg and a ‘try out’ workshop with all of us. We will also be streaming online.

 

This workshop will offer: 

  • a brief introduction to the field of biomimicry and an opportunity to practice in applying it;

 

Creating your learning team
Please contact us to RSVP so we know how many can be present in the space. Thank you

open to the public for participation

Date:
August 31, 15-17:00, 2021 (on-site)

Location:
Färgfabriken, Stockholm. Sweden

Cost: 
free & open to the public. Please RSVP

Team of experts: (3)
Anna Maria Orrù
Fredrik Moberg
Sarah Gregersen

Language: 
Swedish, Danish and English 

info@nordicbiomimicry.org


POSTPONED - FIRE DAGES KURSUS
Biomimicry Safari i Thy's vilde natur
UDSAT

Photo credit: Jens Nielsen

FIRE-DAGES FELTKURSUS

BIOMIMICRY SAFARI - i Thy's vilde natur

Natur:

Kom med på en helt særlig safari i noget af Danmarks vildeste natur!

Forestil dig at vågne med solen og have tid til blot at være midt i naturen. At give dig tid til at vågne langsomt til fuglefløjt og vindens susen i trætoppene. Opleve græssende kronhjorte i morgendisen på klitheden, rørdrummens dybe kald i Vejlernes rørskove, tranernes trompeteren i de våde enge og måske se den sjældne sommerfugl Ensianblåfugl med den interessante livscyklus?

I løbet af fire sommerdage tager vi på opdagelse i de mange forskellige levesteder i Nationalpark Thy. Lokalkendte naturvejledere vil hver dag guide os og introducere os til seks meget forskellige habitater: klitplantagen, klitheden, de kalkrige overdrev, næringsfattige søer, vådområdet Vejlerne samt livet i havet. Vi skal virkelig fordybe os i detaljerne. Lære om de mest fantastiske organismer og variationen af dyr, planter, svampe etc. i de forskellige områder.

 

Biomimicry:

Vi kommer helt tæt på og fordyber os i, hvordan naturen har tilpasset sig de barske vilkår, som Vesterhavet og klitterne indimellem byder de levende organismer. Og vi opøver vores blik på, hvordan vi mennesker kan lære af naturens geniale tilpasninger og mekanismer som inspirationskilde for innovative og bæredygtige løsninger – en disciplin kaldet biomimicry.

Biomimicry handler om at finde inspiration i naturen til at tænke bæredygtigt, så turen er også en læringsrejse. Du bliver introduceret til biomimicry, lærer biomimicry tænkning, samt design- og innovationsteknikker. En læring du kan tage med dig både i dit privatliv og i dit arbejdsliv. Du får mulighed for at øve dig i at arbejde med innovationsprocesser på en let, sjov og naturnær måde sammen med de andre kursister. Der vil indgå gruppearbejde, så du kommer til at kende dine rejsefæller i læringsprocessen. Og fortvivl ikke – dette er et begynderkursus, så alle kan være med!

 

Hvad får du ud af turen?: 

  • En storslået og unik naturoplevelse
  • Masser af viden om naturen i Nationalpark Thy, Vejlerne & havet
  • Lær at inddrage biomimicry som redskab til bæredygtige løsninger
  • Tid til fordybelse og nærkontakt med naturen – pulsen ned og stressen væk
  • Mød ligesindede og dan netværk
  • Vi skal også forkæles med god mad, badeture og bålhygge

 

Hvem henvender turen sig til?:

  • Naturelskere og friluftsmennesker, der ønsker en helt særlig naturoplevelse i Danmark
  • Private og professionelle, der vil lade sig inspirere at naturen til innovation og design
  • Dig der er nysgerrig på at lære om biomimicry
  • Dig der har lyst til at vælge en bæredygtig ferie med samvær
  • Dig der gerne vil have ferie med mening og læring
  • Dig der gerne vil have en utraditionel ferie, du altid vil huske

 

Om underviserne
Lars Pødenphant Kiær er biolog og tidligere lektor på Københavns Universitet, og en erfaren underviser i økologi og bioinspireret design. Driver virksomheden art-e-fact, som bl.a. holder foredrag og workshops om biomimicry og bæredygtig innovation.
Pernille Lethenborg er agronom og biomimicry specialist uddannet i USA ved instituttet Biomimicry 3.8. Har erfaring med bæredygtige innovationsprocesser.

18 deltagere
Børn over 14 år er velkomne

Datoer:
Annonceres senere

Sted:
Nationalpark Thy – Tved Gl. Skole, Tved Kirkevej 6, 7700 Thisted

Pris: 
4.800 DKK 

Early bird pris: 3.999 DKK 
Reduceret studiepris (få pladser)
Kontakt for nærmere oplysninger

Undervisere: 
Pernille Lethenborg
Lars Pødenphant Kiær
Lokale naturvejledere

Sprog: 
Dansk

Kontakt:
plla@roedkildegaard.dk
+45 2047 2448


NEW - ONE DAY COURSE
Tapping into Nature
NOVEMBER 9, 2021 ONSITE AT FÄRGFABRIKEN

Photo credit: ‘Jellyfish’ by kla4067 

ONE DAY COURSE

TAPPING INTO NATURE - An introduction to biomimicry as Symbiosis

Intro:
A sustainable future lies in the knowledge banks of nature’s elegant solutions taken from over 3.8 billion years of R&D, where nature has already found solutions to many of the challenges we are struggling with. In this one-day workshop, you will learn about biomimicry and practice applying it to solve a challenge by asking the question ‘what would nature do here?‘ and ‘how can nature be viewed as a valid stakeholder in the design process?‘

This is a special edition of the biomimicry course which will work in collaboration with the NEW exhibition at Färgfabriken on the topic of ‘Symbiosis‘.

This workshop will offer: 

  • an introduction to the field of biomimicry and an opportunity to practice in applying it;
  • new perspectives and the ability to arrive at innovative solutions to achieving sustainability, where the ‘ecological solution’ is intricately tied to nature’s modes of sustainability;
  • a systems perspective, both at the micro and macro levels, through which to view design challenges in order to achieve sustainable solutions dealing with our increasingly turbulent and complex world.

 Skills gained in this workshop

Participants will:

  • develop a new way to view, value and interact with nature
  • learn how to apply these skills in a design thinking model for sustainable solutions
  • learn how to cultivate an ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams by using resources and values from biology and the life sciences
  • understand nature’s own design principles and learn to navigate through the uncertain situations of the current climate emergency we are in
  • learn and practice applying biomimicry to help solve your own challenges and help achieve sustainable innovation
  • look to nature for inspiration to understand how a variety of species interact in their inherent ecosystem, and how to translate these values into sustainable solutions
  • develop knowledge about the contemporary discourse surrounding biomimicry, biomimetics and bio-inspired design

Creating your learning team
Please contact us to reserve your place. We work with you and other participants to construct the best learning experience together. Therefore, using your ‘motivation statement’, we will create a participating team that can work well together based on your interests and backgrounds. If we get more applications than spots available, we will make a reserve list and prepare to offer another course opportunity. We keep our courses to a small size that gives participants the best learning environment possible.

SIGN UP / WRITE US

16 participants

Dates:
November 9, 2021 (weekday-course & on-site)

Location:
Färgfabriken, Stockholm. Sweden

Cost: 
4,500kr + VAT (professionals) / student discount available  (include catering)

Team of experts: (4)
Anna Maria Orrù
Fredrik Moberg
Louise Hård af Segerstad

Language: 
Swedish and English experts running the course. Options for tutoring in all languages.

info@nordicbiomimicry.org