The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
Jan 19
event: film screening

Throughout history, people have sought connections with nature. In particular, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, then imitated and abstracted its forms and qualities.

‘The Garden of Secrets’ is a documentary film exploring the value of looking to nature for design solutions and reveals botanical gardens as the ultimate “idea libraries”. Sanctuaries where a wealth of these solutions, perfected over billions of years of trial, have been assembled at the doorsteps of the scientists, engineers, and designers tackling today’s most pressing challenges.

The event will entail a screening of the film followed by a conversation with leading experts in biomimicry and biophilic design, speaking to how designs inspired by the natural world strike the perfect balance between innovation and environmental respect, contributing to the betterment of humanity and a greener future.

Acknowledgements
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
The Eden Project Principal Architect Michael Pawlyn's design sketches, as featured in The Garden of Secrets.
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
A landscape turned neon encourages consideration of the natural world from a new perspective.
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
Visualizing Biomimicry, a still from The Garden of Secrets.
The Garden of Secrets: The Future of Sustainable Design
The Bullitt Center (Seattle, Washington): The world's most sustainable commercial building. A still from The Garden of Secrets.