Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2019

Taught By: Danielle Trofe

Section: A

CRN: 7673

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to the principles, theory, process and practices of Biomimicry. Examples from a broad-range of design perspectives will be presented and students will engage with Biomimicry through project-based explorations looking at nature's form, function and ecosystems and emulating these deep principles and patterns to create well-adapted human services, interventions, processes and goods that better "fit in" on our planet. Nature has 3.8 billion years of problem-solving experience, many of these problems are the same challenges humans are facing today. The 8.7 million organisms (animals, plants, microbes, etc.) that reside on the planet today can serve as a "living library" of evolved strategies that can aid in a more sustainable design process.

"Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies." - Biomimicry Institute
Open to: All Parsons sophomores, juniors and seniors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:37am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 305

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019