Tag: nature

Discovering Alexander von Humboldt

Discovering Alexander von Humboldt

Almost forgotten today — at least in the English-speaking world — in his day Humboldt was described by Ralph Waldo Emerson as the most famous man after Napoleon and “one of those wonders of the world.”Alexander von Humboldt revolutionized the Western conception of nature by describing it as an interconnected living web. - Andrea Wulf … Continua a leggere Discovering Alexander von Humboldt

RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

Approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) is one out of the 25 new Actions that were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April. RESTORE: 'to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position'. Sustainable buildings and … Continua a leggere RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

Innovation in music. 8. Björk’s Biophilia

Innovation in music. 8. Björk’s Biophilia

... and what she is doing for the environment. The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). He defines biophilia as "the urge to affiliate with other forms of life". The term "biophilia" … Continua a leggere Innovation in music. 8. Björk’s Biophilia

You don’t know how? Ask Nature!

You don’t know how? Ask Nature!

«Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of life's genius. Innovation inspired by nature» - Janine M. Benuys, "Biomimicry", 1997 Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on … Continua a leggere You don’t know how? Ask Nature!