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Alphabet of Life – Nature-Inspired Research, Education, Design Exhibit
June 22 - October 6
Exhibit Opening: June 22, 2018
Open from June 23 to October 6, 2018
The Alphabet of Life | Design Principles of Nature is a research and education project and exhibition with nature, nature-inspired design and craftsmanship and artistry at its core. It offers a variety of learning paths into the genius of nature expressed in the 26 Biomimicry Life Principles.
Nature-inspired innovation is a transdisciplinary process that brings together the creative disciplines with system sciences, the natural and life sciences and the disciplines directly connected to a defined design challenge-for the purpose of developing holistic sustainable solutions. Biologists, ecologists and naturalists are invited to join the innovation process as scientists-at-the design table to assist with the research and help the design team to discover nature’s strategies for survival. The core question of such an innovation process is
always, How does nature solve this problem?
A Collaborative Design
This project is located in the environment of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald and is co-sponsored by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) with the “ImpactInnovation” grant. Research began during spring of 2017, and the exhibition and associated learning activities will be held during summer of 2018.
While the exhibit itself exists in German only, rich visual material allow non-German speakers to also understand what it is all about.