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.
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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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In the 1990s, a group of engineers ran into a problem with Japan’s high-speed train. Traveling at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour through tunnels, the train created a thunderous boom upon exiting.