Introduction to Biomimicry

Introduction to Biomimicry

The Circular Economy & Eco Design

Adib Dada

Adib Dada is the founder of theOtherDada [tOD] Integrated Consultancy & Architecture, which mission is to activate projects across architecture, design, and art by creating unconventional links at the frontier of science. Going beyond traditional architecture, his work employs a holistic and biomimetic design approach with nature and people at its core. Adib earned a BAr in Architecture at the American University of Beirut - Lebanon, a Master’s Degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU – USA and completed the Biomimicry graduate certificate from the Biomimicry Institute and Arizona State University. Adib was listed as one of GOOD Magazine’s GOOD 100 for his project Beirut RiverLESS, which he initiated to implement positive urban interventions including the planting of urban native forests alongside Beirut River and in the city at large. Adib is a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Seminar Content


Biomimicry is a Sustainable Design Methodology and approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns & strategies. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers.

This seminar will give an overview of Biomimicry with some of its applications, followed by a matching game where groups of 4 will get to brainstorm and match a set of technological products with the natural organisms they are inspired by.

July 16, 2021
11:00 am - 01:00 pm


1 Unit CE
1 Unit GB
1 Unit SE




The Circular Economy & Eco Design
Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods
Sustainability, Climate Change & Environmental Knowledge


The Circular Economy & Eco Design

Sustainable Development Goals

Life Below Water
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Life On Land

Who is it for?

Any individual from any professional background who is interested in biomimicry. No prior knowledge is required.