The future of Social Biomimicry: what we can learn from nature – Amsterdam Feb 23 2012
We're glad to announce an important meeting organized on Feb 23 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, by the Club of Amsterdam.
The meeting will be held at the former building of the Volkskrant and the discussion and speechs will be around the future of Social Biomimicry.
Hereafter a brief excerpt from the section of the website of the Club of Amsterdam dedicated to this event:
"Nature has a long history and it's been known for some time that designers and architect find good solutions and ideas looking at nature. Nature is an inspiration when it comes to effective use of materials, construction of housing and other design challenges. But there is more to learn from nature.
Did you ever ask yourself questions like: How do swarms, flogs or herds work together? How do living organisms cooperate? How does nature grow or respond to changes? What about leadership?
In the meeting of February 23, 2012 we would like to address some of the issues of social Biomimicry. We will present some common patterns from nature that are inspirational for social issues like: communication, teamwork, leadership, development of organisations and society. We will give an idea of how to translate these patterns to work situation, architecture of organisations, teamwork and future growth. Social Biomimicry gives a fresh new perspective and we also belief it will contribute to resilient and future-orientated organisations."
Concept LvDO, Programm Learning for Sustainable Development
18:30 – 19:00
Registration & welcome drinks
19:00 – 20:05 Part I
Introduction by our Moderator
Caroline van Leenders, LvDO, Ministry of Economics, Agriculture, and Innovation
Bowine Wijffels, Cailin Partners
Social Biomimicry – for project management, leadership, change in organisations
Douwe Jan Joustra, Managing Partner, One Planet Architecture institute
20:05 – 20:25
Coffee break with drinks and snacks.
20:25 – 21:15 Part II
Reflection from keynote listeners (we will ask 3 or 4 people)