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Sustainability Circle: BIOMIMICRY (Season 2 Kick-Off)

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Changi Point Ferry Terminal

51 Lorong Bekukong

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE KICK-OFF EVENT FOR A 8 WEEK PROGRAM!

Sustainability Circle: Biomimicry

In this Sustainability Circle 8-week cycle, we will practice the Biomimicry process and learn from nature as we design sustainable solutions. We will be going to Pulau Ubin Living Lab for this first session to immerse ourselves in nature and understand the Biomimicry process from nature in Pulau Ubin. We will design and prototype at Sustainable Living Lab’s Community Lab, where we can devise solutions based on the information gathered at Pulau Ubin. This Biomimicry process is also supported by National Parks Board (NParks).


This learning collaborative experience will enable all of us to understand better on what it takes to design by nature. The Sustainability Circle is an initiative by Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) to practice sustainable innovation frameworks (eg. Circular Design, Biomimicry, Systems Thinking etc) to build real solutions for a better world.

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Why are we doing this?

Nature has solved many of the problems we are grappling with, such as energy, food production, transportation etc. There is a lot to learn from nature and we can adapt its solutions to the issues we are facing today!
Pulau Ubin is a precious island where nature and society have thrived together. However, the island is still facing sustainability challenges to this day.


Who is this meant for? Do I need prior skills?

This 8-week program is meant for working adults who are keen to learn more about how sustainable practices can be incorporated. It will be ideal if you have skills in one of the following areas: system engineering, agriculture, electronics expertise. Even if you do not have these skills, you will be able to keep up if you have Google-fu abilities.


Why is it so long? Do I need to commit to all 8 weeks?

Designing products or system takes times and requires commitment. It's okay if you can't turn up for all 8 sessions, but that means you can only play a support role and will not be able to lead in any aspect of the project. Ideally, you should turn up for at least 6 weeks.

What is the end goal of this project?

At the end of the project, we will expect to have - a working prototype of the newly designed product, system or service concept solution detailing the process. The outputs of this project will be shared publicly under a Creative Commons license.

What are we designing?

We’ll have the option to design a concept solution for the people in Pulau Ubin in the areas such as water, food or energy*. During subsequent weeks, each team will be working on their chosen topic to design a concept for the final exhibition on Ubin Day (24 June 2018)

*topic subject to change.

What will be learning/doing for the 8 weeks?

Week 1-3: Problem Identification, Interview Residents, Guided Nature Walk @ Pulau Ubin Sensory Trail & Chek Jawa, Biomimicry Spiral.
Week 4-6: Abstract, Ideation, Mock-Up Prototyping, Review.
Week 7-8: Project Planing, Public Showcase

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