Bio-mimesis: the Intelligence of Living Beings, by Gauthier Chapelle[Proceedings] by Gauthier Chapelle


Gauthier Chapelle se définit comme naturaliste, biologiste-entrepreneur, " antarcticien ". Il a réalisé qu'il était nécessaire aux hommes de sortir du paradigme dans lequel ils se trouvent pour espérer assurer la pérennité de leur espèce. Sa rencontre avec la biomimétisme a été une révélation pour lui puisque des solutions apparaissaient enfin envisageables. Il tente depuis de porter ce message à travers son association : Biomimicry Europa.

Bio-mimesis is “the imitation of the living for human applications”. To this broad but reductive definition Gauthier Chapelle and his “bio-mimicry” movement adds the slogan: “sustainable innovation inspired by nature”. Using examples of innovative projects, the revolutionary potential of which increases as we surpass questions about form and materials and face ones about ecosystems, Gauthier Chapelle defends the idea that living beings and their 3.8 billion years of experience through evolution can offer us keys to ensure our survival – if we take the time to examine them.

Quote article  Gauthier Chapelle, « Bio-mimesis: the Intelligence of Living Beings, by Gauthier Chapelle », 23 october 2010, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Proceedings]

In the same section

Is French alternative agriculture viable in comparison with the actual main model?

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Laure Cassaigne

French agriculture is as criticized as it is admired. French people can eat more and better than ever, thanks to improvements in technology. But, French agriculture is also a polluting sector which needs a lot of energy and the government subsidies from the ntion and from the EU. It seems necessary...

>>Read more

Crops for the future – How agroecology can feed the world – by Marie-Monique Robin

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Sabrina Gonçalves Krebsbach

Crops for the future is a travel log relating a very optimistic investigation on diverse agro-ecological initiatives throughout the world. Marie-Monique Robin, investigative journalist, shows to what extent agro-ecology can be a solution the today’s food crisis. She denounces the limits of...

>>Read more

Different ways of fighting excess food Food rescue, dumpster-diving and freeganism: market vs. dumpsters

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Marie Mourad

There are different ways of fighting the great amount of excess food produced and often wasted by our consumer society. In New York, the non-profit City Harvest adopts a strategy of “food rescue”, redistributing excess food to “NYC’s hungry”. Some people wish to go further in denunciating...

>>Read more

The Plan B : for a global ecological treaty - by Lester R. Brown

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Benoît Pireyn

The world faces various environmental risks of disruption and decline such as global warming, falling watertables, disappearance of forests, melting glaciers, collapsing fisheries, and rising sea levels. In Plan B, Lester R. Brown shows that by ignoring nature's deadlines for dealing with these...

>>Read more

The “Bottom of the Pyramid” market for retail banking and insurance in France in 2050


[Scenario] : Amine Habiballah, Lauren Haddon, Hugo Lambert, Jordane Lagneaux, Vaïté Leprince-Ringuet, Claudia Pöpperl

Our study imagines the possible futures of the « Bottom of the Pyramid » market for two categories of services that can be qualified as « of public interest », banking and insurance. Will the State firmly constrain these services, so as to guarantee a just access to all? Will the market...

>>Read more

With the same doctype


From consulting to social commitment -... Quentin Moreno, who graduated from HEC... by Quentin Moreno
Consumer credit : responsible but... Philippe Lemoine is the chairman and... by Philippe Lemoine
CSR, patronage, philanthropy : how to... Virginie Seghers knows how to build up... by Virginie Seghers
Meeting with Anne Charpy - Respective... Anne Charpy, a professional in urban... by Anne Charpy
The daily re-conquest of sense From a... Due to a health problem, Guibert del... by Guibert del Marmol
Collective intelligence and alternative... Jean-François Noubel presents the... by Jean-François Noubel
"Less waste, more sharing" - NDA,... In addition to her career path,... by Stéphanie Goujon
Imense : Imagination and... Hugues Darodes de Tailly and Benoît... by Hugues Darodes de Tailly and Benoît Perier
Diapalante means « mutual help » in... Claire Dehove has a background of... by Claire Dehove
Creating an ethic and organic fashion... After graduating at HEC, Rachel Liu... by Rachel Liu