Aequinox provides a range of biomimicry services. First, let’s explain what it is. Biomimicry is the practice of emulating life’s time-tested strategies and deep patterns to generate sustainable designs. Self-cleaning paint modeled after micro- bumps on a lotus leaf, solar cells inspired by photosynthesis, industrial systems that emulate natural ecosystems, all are examples of mimicking nature’s genius. The practice of looking to the locals for guidance on how to live is an ancient one, practiced by indigenous cultures the world over. More and more, biomimics today are seeking the wisdom of other organisms for models of locally-attuned sustainable designs. The term ‘Biomimicry’ was coined by Janine Benyus in her seminal book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (1997). The practice of biomimicry connects us to the systems that support us, to the habitats we call home, and deepens our thinking and practice of living sustainably on earth.
Karen is a Certified Biomimicry Professional with a Masters of Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University on-line where she teaches for the MSc. program. Biomimicry services we offer include consulting on biomimicry projects, facilitating biomimicry workshops, and teaching future biomimics. We frequently develop biomimicry workshops for businesses, non-profits, and universities with learning objectives that include practice translating biology for design, developing proficiencies using core biomimicry tools such as Biomimicry Thinking and Life’s Principles (developed by global leaders in biomimicry, Biomimicry 3.8), and emulating design principles from nature in application ideas and design concepts. Karen is an integral part of the teaching team for immersion workshops at Biomimicry 3.8 and a core faculty in the Masters of Science in Biomimicry Program and Graduate Certificate in Biomimicry at Arizona State University Online. She regularly collaborates with B3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute, global leaders in the education and practice of biomimicry.
To learn more about biomimicry, we recommend this video, Biomimicry, released Fall 2015.