Convergent Urbanism: A Biomimicry Workshop
Monday, October 7
10:45AM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center MR 10AB
Rushing - Dir, Sustainability
Terrapin Bright Green - Partner & Project Lead at Terrapin Brightgreen, Sr Assoc at Cook+Fox
dwg landscape architecture - Pres
Holos - Systems & Strategy Designer
How many times have you observed life effortlessly pushing through the cracks of a sidewalk in unintended urban spaces? Nature is an unstoppable niche engineer, building functional capacity and connection where none previously existed. This ability to evolve relationships of interconnection over time ultimately leads to fitness. Interestingly, great cities around the world are being dissected in efforts to reveal their underlying secrets, the things that make them close-knit and full of spontaneous human interactions. These are places
that seem to be effortless yet complex, timeless and random, conflicted yet every changing.
Join this workshop exploring the imprecise and dynamic ways that cities naturally change, challenging programmatic and formulaic approaches to place that are disconnected from living principles. Workshop attendees will truly shape the discourse of this workshop by identifying a list of urban challenges for us in advance that we will pair with biological and ecological inspirations. We’ll supply registrants with resources and materials so that together we can ideate and design solutions for 2-3 examples that we’ll have prepared for the workshop.
- Event Type:
- Biomimicry USGBC Continuing Education AIA Continuing Education
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