“Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. It suggests that we all have a genetic connection to the natural world built up through hundreds of thousands of years of living in agrarian settings. It is a term popularized by American psychologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980’s, when he observed how increasing rates of urbanisation were leading to a disconnection with the natural world. With high rates of migration to urban settings in the developed world and soaring rates in developing countries – Biophilia is of ever increasing importance to our health and well-being in the built environment. Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a human centred approach that when applied improves many of the spaces that we live and work in today, with numerous benefits to our health and well-being.
Biophillic Design Seminar: Tuesday 9th May in the ‘Studio’ at the Hive, Worcester. Arriving from 18.15 for an 18.30 start. The seminar will be 45 minutes, plus questions. Afterwards we will convene in a local pub for a sociable drink! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design. With strong media and presentation skills, he has also presented television programmes since 1998. As a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal assessor he frequently acts as a media spokesperson for the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP). He is a regular speaker at Ecobuild and Grand Designs Live. He is a trusted voice of authority in interior design having written 3 books.”