Dean Reese Heerwagen
Systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in the preceding quarter. May be repeated for credit.
This class will seek to integrate biophilia, biomimicry, and issues of sustainability into a coherent conceptual framework that can serve as a basis for design and planning. The study of biophilia has evolved primarily from behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology. It focuses on the impact of natural environments on human health and well being. Biomimicry draws from the biological and physical sciences. It seeks to bring together understandings of flora, fauna and ecosystems so that they can be used to design products, materials, and processes that mimic the functional efficiency of nature.
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