How can we learn about design through nature? There are many products and spaces we encounter everyday that were inspired by natural systems. Take Velcro, for example, which was inspired by the tiny hooks on burrs found in the Alps. Join IF University and class facilitator, Katrina Kelly, to learn design concepts and how they are found within nature. This class will cover topics such as biomimicry, eco-geometry, the human/nature relationship, and more. Jumpstart your creative juices through an outdoor sensory experience at the Arboretum.
Facilitator: Katrina Kelly enjoys blending nature and creative thinking into design. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture and Music programs and won awards for her design work through the Oswald Research Program and the Kentucky Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects. She also writes about how we (ex)perience land(scapes) through her blog, ex-scapes.
Suggested preparation: Bring a sketchbook and writing tool. Please meet at the Arboretum Visitor's Center where the class will begin. In case of inclement weather, the class will meet on Thursday, May 30, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.