March 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Maria Dolan
It seems like there is no end to the problems humans must solve.
There are global challenges: human-driven climate shift, ocean acidification, war, the plights of refugees. The Seattle area also struggles with its own growing list of issues, from a lack of affordable housing to growing inequality and major traffic woes.
In the search for solutions, it’s helpful to have consultants on board, and some designers and scientists say they know just where to turn: to the plants, animals, microbes and other non-human inhabitants of the natural world.
“Organisms are solving challenges everywhere on earth,” says Tim McGee, biophilic design manager at the Seattle-based International...