Biomimicry and Design Symposium
Friday 17 June 2016
V&A Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

To coincide with the V&A’s Engineering Season garden commission Elytra Filament Pavilion, this interdisciplinary symposium will explore biomimicry as an important field for the future of engineering, architecture and design. This event will bring together leading researchers and design practitioners to present recent projects and discuss the diverse range of practices emerging from this cutting edge, nature-inspired approach to design and materials.


Fibrous Morphology in Nature and Architecture
Achim Menges (ICD University of Stuttgart)
Jan Knippers (ITKE University of Stuttgart)

Bioinspiration from biological fibrous structures for functionality and performance
George Jeronimidis (University of Reading)

Biomimicry as Synthesis
Michael Pawlyn (Exploration Architecture)

Studio Presentations
Alisa Andrasek (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)
Julian Melchiorri (Engineering Resident, V&A)
Moritz Dörstelmann (ICD University of Stuttgart)
James Solly (ITKE University of Stuttgart)

All participants are invited to the John Madejski Garden for a Live Fabrication Event of the Elytra Filament Pavilion, 17:00 – 20:00.