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]

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