Exhibition \\ Art & Nature Center

Wild Designs

On view May 26, 2018 to August 4, 2019

Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems.

Explore bioinspired innovations in design, technology and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions. The exhibition includes mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings, as well as design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings.

Share your impressions with us on social media using #PEMwild

Media Partner:
Boston Spirit


ABOVE IMAGE: Jube, 2015, a bioinspired live edible insect trap. Biomimicry Global Design Challenge entry by Pat Pataranutaporn with Ratchaphak Tantisanghirun, Purichaya Kuptajit, Tavita Kulsupakarn, Alfredo Raphael. Image courtesy of BioX team.

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© 2019 Peabody Essex Museum. Photography by Mel Taing
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Emily Longbrake, Origin/Insertion I, II & III, 2017. Ceramic, plywood, and cotton thread. Courtesy of the artist.
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Sebastian Conran with Tony Prescott and Ben Mitchinson, Consequential Robotics, United Kingdom, MiRo, 2017. Mixed media. Courtesy of Consequential Robotics.
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Stefano Boeri Architects, Italy, Liuzhou Forest City in China (rendering), scheduled for completion in 2020. Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti.
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Stefano Boeri Architects, Italy, Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan, Italy, 2009–2014. Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti.
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Genetic Architectures Research Group, Spain, Genetic Barcelona Project (Phases 1–3), 2003–14. UV photograph of a natural lemon tree leaf next to one with a bioluminescent gene from a jellyfish. Courtesy of Genetic Architectures Research Group.
Events \\ Drop-in Art Activity

Biomimetic Origami

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1pm

Events \\ Workshops

Advanced Biomimetic Origami

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2pm

Press \\ Press Releases

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