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Biomimicry: A Framework for Sustainable Design [CANCELLED - see virtual event 04Aug2020]

Disrupt your thinking. Flex your creativity. Get a jolt of inspiration. Envision your role in creating a sustainable world.

We are all feeling an urgency to take action on climate change and sustainability. Designers have a unique ability to make change, but they need new sources of inspiration as well as a new problem-solving tool.

During this hands-on experience, we’ll cover basics of Sustainable Design and Biomimicry and share tools of Bio-Inspired Design. While playing with nature, you’ll sharpen your skills of observation and learn new tools for ideation.

You’ll leave with a worksheet you can use to practice bringing nature to your design table to create more innovative and sustainable solutions. Brought to you by experts in the emerging field of Sustainable Design, we take you beyond recycling and composting and dig into design’s role in crafting a sustainable future.

This is on TUESDAY from 3:30 TO 6:00pm.

(We are running the same workshop Sunday the 19th from 1:00 to 3:36pm)

Looking forward to meeting you! Stef + Denise +

This event has been canceled.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm


Minneapolis College of Art and Design + Green Crane Innovation

MCAD’s fully online master of arts in sustainable design was created for busy working professionals who are passionate about sustainability. The program enlists a global community of students and world-class instructors working together to push the sustainability envelope forward across a variety of disciplines and industries. This program is ideal for students who are seeking a deep understanding of the cutting-edge theories, practical applications, and leadership strategies of sustainable design in order to forge new paths in this continually evolving field. Just 30 credits and 5 semesters stand between you and your master's. Complete the fully online program anytime, anywhere.

Green Crane Innovation used the art and science of design to aid the transition from destructive systems and mindsets to circular economies that are sustainable and equitable. We partner to address business and social challenges in creative ways. We are strategists, designers, educators, visual facilitators, storytellers, scientists, artists, trauma therapists, and more. We specialize in sustainability, change management, and user-centered design thinking. We collaborate with organizations of all sizes and shapes. We aim to disrupt the status quo and don’t shy away from complexity. We work on communication graphics, products, services, campaigns, social research, educational programs, and odd combinations of projects large and small. We are literate in climate realities and designing visual system languages for diverse, compelling, and rich stories around climate change + impact.