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Biophilia is the innate human attraction to the processes of life.  - Erich Fromm

Fall 2020: BIOPHILIC NET-POSITIVE DESIGN CONVERSATIONS: Exploring "Living Lab" collaborations in research, teaching & practice 

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Friday, October 2: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CDT _ ONLINE FORMAT

SESSION 1:  BIOPHILIC DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: Net-Positive Design Intersections

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    Facilitator: Genell Ebbini
    GUEST EXPERTs: Sonja Bochart AND Bill BrowninG
    Guest Panel: Richard Graves and Lauren Mandell

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    OVERVIEW _ Session #1

    This session explores the foundations of Biophilic Design and its potential intersections with Net-Positive and Regenerative Design strategies and metrics across design disciplines and scales. Discussion of emerging goals and concepts for a "Biophilic Living Lab" at the University of Minnesota. 

    • Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
    • Biophilic Design Foundations (Net-Positive Intersections): Informal Presentations by Sonja Bochart and Bill Browning
    • Panel Discussion: Conversation with Other Guest Experts: Richard Graves and Lauren Mandel
    • Participant Discussion: Strategic Questions & Intersections
    • Summary & Conclusions

    ZOOM LINK _ Session #1

    Fall 2020 _ Zoom Link

    Zoom link for all sessions: Please contact Mary Guzowski, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Email: [email protected] 

     

    PREPARATORY READINGS _ Session #1

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    FRIDAY, October 16: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. cdt _ ONLINE FORMAT

    SESSION 2:  NET-POSITIVE & REGENERATIVE DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: Biophilic Design Intersections

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    Facilitators: Richard Graves and abimbola asojo
    Guest Expert: richard graves
    Guest Panel: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, and Lauren Mandell

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    OVERVIEW _ Session #2

    This session explores the foundations of Net-Positive and Regenerative Design and its potential intersections with Biophilic Design strategies and metrics across design disciplines and scales. Further consideration of emerging goals and concepts for a "Biophilic Living Lab" at the University of Minnesota. 

    • Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
    • Net-Positive & Regenerative Design Foundations (Biophilic Intersections): Informal Presentation by Richard Graves
    • Panel Discussion: Conversation with other Guest Experts: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, and Landscape Architecture Expert
    • Participant Discussion: Strategic Questions & Intersections
    • Summary & Conclusions

    Detailed Session #2 Outline: Net-Positive Foundations: Biophilic Intersections

    ZOOM LINK _ Session #2

    Fall 2020 _ Zoom Link

    Zoom link for all sessions: Please contact Mary Guzowski, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Email: [email protected] 

     

    PREPARATORY READING _ Session #2

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    FRIday, October 30: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. cdt _ ONLINE FORMAT

    SESSION 3:  RESILIENT & REGENERATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: Biophilic & Net-Positive Design Intersections

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    Facilitators: Joe Favour and Jessica Rossi-Mastracci
    Guest Expert: Lauren Mandell
    Guest Panel: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, and Richard Graves

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    OVERVIEW _ Session #3

    This session explores the foundations of Landscape Architecture and Regenerative Design and its potential intersections with Biophilic and Net-Positive Design strategies and metrics. Clarification of goals and concepts for a "Biophilic Living Lab" at the University of Minnesota. 

    • Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
    • Lanscape Architecture & Regenerative Design Foundations (Biophilic & Net-Positive Intersections): Informal Presentation by Lauren Mandel
    • Panel Discussion: Conversation with Other Guest Experts: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, and Richard Graves
    • Participant Discussion: Strategic Questions & Intersections
    • Summary & Conclusions

    ZOOM LINK _ Session #3

    Fall 2020 _ Zoom Link

    Zoom link for all sessions: Please contact Mary Guzowski, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Email: [email protected] 

     

    PREPARATORY READINGS _ Session #3

    US General Services Administration, Site Commissioning White Paper, Public Buildings Service, Office of the Chief Architect, July 2017.

    Resilient Design Institute, The Resilient Design Principles, Brattleboro, Vermont (https://www.resilientdesign.org/about/).

     

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    FRIday, November 13: 10:00  – 11:30 a.m. CST _ ONLINE FORMAT

    SESSION 4: STRATEGIC INTERSECTIONS: Biophilic, Net-Positive, Resilient, & Regenerative Design

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    Facilitators: genell ebinni and mary guzowski
    Guest Panel: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, Richard Graves, and LAUREN MANDELl

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    OVERVIEW _ Session #4

    This session explores the lessons from Sessions 1-3 and potential intersections between Biophilic, Net-Positive, and Regenerative Design strategies and metrics across design disciplines and scales. Discussion of "Biophilic Living Lab Design Workshop" goals, outcomes, and framework for Spring 2021 workshop (online or in-person to be determined). 

    • Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
    • Summary from Sessions 1-3: Strategic Intersections
    • Panel Discussion: Conversation with Guests: Sonja Bochart, Bill Browning, Richard Graves, Lauren Mandel
    • Participant Discussion: Strategic Questions & Intersections
    • Summary & Conclusions: Next Steps for Spring 2021 “Biophilic Living Lab Workshop” 

    ZOOM LINK _ Session #4

    Fall 2020 _ Zoom Link

    Zoom link for all sessions: Please contact Mary Guzowski, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Email: [email protected] 

     

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    FALL 2020: ZOOM LINK _ Sessions #1-4

    Fall 2020 _ Zoom Link

    Zoom link for all sessions: Please contact Mary Guzowski, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

    Email: [email protected] 

     

    SPRING 2021 WORKSHOP

    Biophilic Living Lab Workshop

    The spring 2021 "Biophilic Living Lab Workshop" explores diverse design concepts, strategies, and locations for living labs on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campuses. 

    NEXT STEPS

    2021 & Beyond

    The "next steps" for the team is to develop a three-year plan to initiate research, teaching, and practice to support the integration of biophilic, net-positive, resilient, and regenerative design.