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The Ecomimicry Project

Goal: An experiment in creating a methodology to emulate nature in the the production of ecofriendly and socially-responsible designs of new technologies and new technological systems.

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The Ecotopia 2121 project is featured in the Swedish magazine 'OK' (article in Swedish). See here: https://issue117.okmagasin.se/ecotopia/
 
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Some designs from the Ecomimicry project will be part of the displays at Somerset House, London, this June as part of the London Design Biennale.
 
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Designs from The Ecomimicry Project are displayed as part of the newly published online gallery devoted to the theme "Design in the Age of Crisis" by the London Design Biennale. See: Design In An Age of Crisis | London Design Biennale
 
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The method used for The Ecotopia 2121 Project is called 'The Literary Method of Urban Design'. This method is explained via an educational movie recently published in 'The Conversation'. Here's the trailer/taster for that movie: (also available in HD at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqQtBLpQh0Q&t=2s)
 
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An examination of the theory and practice of Ecomimicry, and how it compares to other bio-inspired design fields. This paper was written in August 2006, and completed in February 2007 and published in August 2007.
Ecofriendly design inspired by nature
An introduction to the theory and practice of ecomimicry and it's role in the innovation of things material, and things social.
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The Ecomimicry Project began in February 2006 and ran for four years in Europe and Australia. This paper, written in February 2007, summarizes the first year of results of the Project. Ecomimicry can be defined as a method of design practice whereby the ambition is to create nature-inspired ecofriendly, locally-based, socially-progressive innovations.
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An experiment in creating a methodology to emulate nature in the the production of ecofriendly and socially-responsible designs of new technologies and new technological systems.