I became fascinated by biomimicry when I discovered Janine Benyus’ TED talk a few years back. I started reading some books and magazines on the topic and when I found out the Biomimicry Institute was offering online training in 2014 I decided it was high time for me to get proper training and get involved. Having worked in the oil industry as a mechanical engineer for over 8 years, I started to feel I should maybe work on my karma… Don’t get me wrong, I see the value in oil, but I also see the potential for any human activity (including the oil industry) to benefit from a biomimetic approach at any level.
This website is primarily a landing page to build a network of biomimicry enthusiasts. While we will be proposing our services on the Services page, we really want to open it up to anybody proposing services using biomimicry. If you are offering services related to biomimicry and would like to be referenced on this website please get in touch! We believe in the positive changes we can achieve using this method and I want to get as many people as possible on board!
We also encourage anybody with a strong interest in biomimicry to take the courses and/or immersion programs offered by Biomimicry 3.8 (We're not sponsored by them by the way). Other institutions are opening up to biomimicry and we will list their names and offerings under the Resources page as I find out about them.
I am a Dutch designer graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
I am assigning much value to aspects such as a multi-disciplinary team, applying holistic concepts and to work for a specific context to create meaningful projects. Design, while continuously evolving, is about creating connections. Connections that inspire, improve, create value or solve problems, connections that last.
As a designer I aim to not only create and develop, but to also facilitate and communicate, crossing different disciplines, bring ideas, people, materials, methods and inspirations together, in order to connect the dots and create value. The cross disciplinary approach, vital to biomimicry, lays a solid and very inspiring foundation for valuable and innovative connections to be discovered.
Wanna get involved in the network /blogging in some ways? Get in touch!!! We're open to any enthusiast, and it would be especially nice if we could get a few biologists to join!