Self-organisation: Bridging between biology and the built environment
15 March 2017, 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Dr Claire Narraway
G01, Central House
The workshop is expected to feature [provisional billing]:
- Nature-Inspired Urbanism: A short presentation by Stephen Marshall, on our project interpreting self-organisation and other nature-inspired processes in the design of the built environment
- Calibrating biological credibility and utility (Workshop session) – interactive discussions exploring analogues between biology and urbanism at different scales
- which do biologists find convincing?
- which do architects/planners/designers of the built environment find useful?
- Why could Biology be useful for Urbanism? (a biologist’s perspective) A short presentation by Dr Claire Narraway
- Mapping the analogies (Workshop session) – We will present some ‘knowledge mapping’ for discussion/ calibration/feedback
- Reflections on prospects for future research and applications – A short presentation by Stephen Marshall and Claire Narraway, followed by half an hour for discussion.
The above programme will last about 2 hours, followed by a further open period for networking, with refreshments and nibbles, to close by 7.30pm.
The workshop should be a chance to
- learn about our latest research in this area
- engage with inter-disciplinary challenges
- network with a diversity of other participants
The workshop is free to attend but places are limited. For this workshop we wish to have a range of participants, by background/area of interest, with a mix from professors to PhD students, theorists and practitioners; and a balanced diversity.
Therefore we ask prospective participants to apply to join by including:
- Your present role and affiliation (this could be in your signature)
- Your disciplinary background and current area of interest (e.g. biologist turned sociologist; architect now working in biomimetics; building surveyor turned complexity theorist, evolutionary economist doing a PhD in public policy, etc.)
- Please also let us know if you believe you are in an under-represented group (by gender, ethnicity, etc.)