Our guest in this podcast episode is Dr. Dayna Baumeister, a researcher, consultant, and educator in the field of biomimicry. She is the the co-founder Biomimicry 3.8., a project that trains change-makers in sustainable design principles inspired by nature’s forms, processes, and ecosystems.
Dayna and her business partner Janine Benyus have developed the biomimicry movement as a response to the world’s sustainability problems.
In this episode we talk about how we can learn from nature to be more resilient and self-sustainable, raise better adapted kids, and adopt the everyday practices to improve our chances of overcoming the climate and economic challenges ahead.
In This Episode of Future Thinkers:
- What is biomimicry and how it informs systems design and decision making
- Why teaching resilience is key to the education for uncertain future
- The role of developing countries in providing innovative and creative solutions to social, economic and climate challenges
- What are some of the potential scenarios of the future
- Why global scaling of technological solutions almost never works long-term
- How communities can be created that are more sustainable, healthy and in line with nature
- Four C’s and 26 Life’s Principles as guidelines for agency and systems change
- How to apply biomimicry principles to social innovation and human interactions
Mentions From This Episode:
- Biomimicry 3.8
- The Biomimicry Institute
- Designlens: Life’s Principles download
- P21 – Partnership for 21st Century Learning
- Dana Meadows, systems thinker
- HOK, a design, architecture, engineering and urban planning company
- Zelfo Technology