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Michael Pawlyn Talks

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Using Nature's Genius in Architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.

TED Ideas worth spreading


'One of the gifts of biomimicry for a speaker is that it provides an almost inexhaustible supply of engaging stories.'

Michael Pawlyn, Engaging an Audience @ JLA 

In the Diary

Selected talks Exploration 

  • 2018 Keynote by Michael Pawlyn at Strategies in Light, Long Beach Convention centre, Long Beach, CA http://www.strategiesinlight.com/event-information/event-schedule.html
  • 2018 Michael Pawlyn teaching at The University of Southern California, The University of California, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, The Biomimicry Centre, Arizona State University
  • 2018 ‘Biomimicry in Architecture – A New Paradigm’ by Michael Pawlyn, Natural History Museum of Utah lecture series https://nhmu.utah.edu/lectureseries
  • 2017 Keynote at Birkeland Anniversary Innovation Challenge, Oslo
  • 2017 Michael Pawlyn seminar at Arc Middle East 2017
  • 2017 Michael Pawlyn part of panel discussion ‘The Environmental Challenge’ at BCO Conference, London
  • 2017 Michael Pawlyn talk on radical thinking at FX Talks 2017, London
  • 2017 Architect at Work, Olympia. Part of ‘Force of nature’ talks and panel discussion
  • 2017 Utopia Think Tank Weekend, Somerset House. Part of session about utopian cities
  • 2017 Biomimicry in Architecture (second edition) book talk for Specifi, London
  • 2016 Part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation DIF (Disruptive Innovation Festival)
  • 2016 Keynote presentation at International Conference on Biomimicry, Utrecht University
  • 2016 Biomimicry in Architecture (second edition) book talk for Specifi, Cardiff
  • 2016 Michael Pawlyn Keynote at Polish Green Building Council
  • 2016 DIF Disruptive Innovation Festival Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Talks on Film