Throughout history, people have sought connections with nature. In particular, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its forms and qualities. In this program, participants will learn more about biomimicry and biophilia and how designs inspired by the natural world contribute to humanity from a panel of experts and explore Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, an exhibition co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands featuring more than 60 groundbreaking works from designers across all disciplines who are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists, and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future.

This program is free, but advanced registration is requested.

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Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by support from The Ainslie Foundation. Funding is also provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Creative Industries Fund NL, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.