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Biomimicry101 Workshop Cape Town

  • Seedspace Spin Street Cape Town, WC, 8000 South Africa (map)

Introduction to Biomimicry Workshop Cape Town

18-19 August 2018


This 2-day introductory workshop is great for reconnecting with nature, and inspiring you to see the challenges we face in our daily professional and personal lives in a different way. By learning from nature, we have access to a world of limitless inspiration, as well as a new framework with which we can redesign our products, processes and systems. In this workshop, we focus on learning the practical methodology and tools for designing a sustainable (and thriving!) world, based on nature's genius. Biomimicry is multidisciplinary, so you don't need a background in biology to attend – everyone is welcome! 


Venue: Seedspace, Spin Street, Cape Town

Ticket prices: 

  • Full price - Adults: R900
  • Full price - Students: R500
  • Early bird - Adults: R450 (x 2
  • Early bird - Students: R250 (x 2)
  • Group discount - Adults: R720 (when booking for 4 or more people, 20% saving each)
  • Group discount - Students: R400 (when booking for 4 or more people, 20% saving each)
  • UCT Biomimicry Society members: R350 flat rate  (No extra discount for group bookings of society members)

Food: Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Participants to bring their own lunch.

Facilitator: Jessica Berliner, Biomimicry Practitioner/Educator

To register: Bookings can be done through Quicket link: 

Questions: Email info[a]


The course sweeps through the basics of Biomimicry, ensuring that by the end, everyone has had a taste of the biomimicry Design Process. Whether you see biomimicry as an interest, an exciting line of study, a way to solve challenges, or a potential future career, most Cape Town network members started their journey with a Biomimicry101 course!

Day 1: We dive straight into a showcase of nature's incredible designs and adaptations! We are reminded that we are a part of nature, and that many of our challenges have already been solved by other living organisms. We will guide you in experiencing the living world around you in a completely different light. Getting up-close to the seemingly simple, unveils a breathtaking complexity. From benign chemistry to perfected aerodynamics, from no-fade colour to non-toxic healthcare. From micro organisms to entire ecosystems, we introduce you to this world of inspiration. The day is comprised of a series of lectures and activities, ending in you creating a nature-inspired design! 


Day 2: On the second day, we delve deeper into the practical methodology of biomimicry, and focus in on understanding how we can use nature as a guide for solving our challenges. After a short refresher, we help you to carry out your own practical biomimicry project. You can choose to work on a personal issue that you feel passionate about, or we can provide you with some suggested topics. The aim of this project is to consolidate your learning from the course. 

Workshop Venue: Seedspace, Spin Street, Cape Town

Workshop Venue: Seedspace, Spin Street, Cape Town

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