Special Event: Biomimicry Workshop with Jay Harman

Biomimicry, or “Innovation Inspired by Nature”, provides designers with the opportunity to look at nature -- and your design challenges -- in entirely new ways.  It inspires cross-disciplinary collaboration and co-creation, empathy and emergent thinking, using all of your senses and different parts of your brain, curiosity and exploration.  Working with nature sparks a sense of wonder and curiosity (biophilia); perspectives shift and novel solutions to challenging problems emerge. Collaborating while working with nature activates a sense of play, dissolves social barriers, builds trust and increases team engagement. Looking through nature’s perspective reveals systems and connections; expanding awareness and increasing the ability to make better design decisions.  

In this special event workshop, hosted by MA in Sustainable Design Director Denise DeLuca along with biomimetic inventor and author Jay Harman, you will learn about biomimicry and have a chance to explore how nature can spark creativity and drive sustainable design. 

Come early (6:00-7:00 p.m.) for a social hour to meet Jay and faculty of the MA in Sustainable Design program. 


Register Before: October 4

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.



Course Details

CSSD 5605 FA18
Date Start: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Date End: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Main Building, Room 240-College Center
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Sustainable Design