Today on your show we focus on “Biomimcry”. Humans are clever, but without intending to, we have created massive sustainability problems for future generations. Fortunately, solutions to these global challenges are all around us. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers.
Part 1 – Sanam Samanian and Brent Cordner Introduction
Today we hear from Sanam Samanian and Brent Cordner both members of the Toronto design community. Sanam is curator and designer who collaborates with artists, designers and architects to promote and propose their thoughts and ideas. Infinitely curious about humanity’s impact, she has been academically trained in the fields of Architectural Science, Art and Design as well as Strategic Development. A regular contributor to international journals, she cites “Transmutation” at Governors Island Art Fair in New York (2015) and “Evolution” at Canada’s Design Exchange (2017) to be her most important curation work to-date. She holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree from Ryerson and is soon to complete a Masters in Design from OCAD University. Brent Cordner is a qualified industrial designer who lives and works in Toronto. He has taught design and architecture at OCAD, Ryerson and the University of Toronto. He is currently working on a green technology project at the School of Engineering at the University of Toronto. The product, called FLYCORE, is a high performance honeycomb material that is a successful example of Biomimicry.