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Biophilic Design vs Climate Change

Oliver Heath hosts talk at Roca London Gallery as part of Planted’s Bio-Spaces exhibition
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
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What is biophilic design and how can this nature-based design approach be applied to help mitigate the effects of climate change?

While biophilia is generally considered to be human centred and most frequently used to enhance interior spaces, how can the benefits be spread across the built environment to create mutualistic benefits for all life?

This evening (16 May, 18.30-20.30), Planted’s panel of experts will explore how allowing nature to flourish in all spaces can support biodiversity and make cities more resilient to the effects of the climate crisis – as well as being more comfortable and equitable to live in.

This talk will draw on some of the leading authorities on biophilic design and explore why nature should be at the heart of every design process, whatever the scale.

To conclude the discussion a Q&A will provide the audience with an opportunity to engage with the expert panel.

The talk will take place at Roca London Gallery. Admission is free.

The speakers

Oliver Heath Design

Oliver Heath is an industry-recognised expert in the field of biophilic and sustainable design, working within the built environment. With a background in architecture, his award-winning design practice explores his passion for evidence-based design, wellbeing and communications.

Another Country

Co-founder of leading interior design magazine Wallpaper*. Driven and inspired by sustainability, Paul established his furniture company, Another Country in 2010. In over a decade, the brand has manufactured award-winning furniture pieces using high-quality natural materials.

Benholm Group

Adrian Byne, director of Benholm Group, is a recognised authority in the field of creative plant design, known for his expertise in using plants to support biophilic design principles. Under Adrian’s guidance, Benholm has remained the trusted choice for impactful and sustainable, fully maintained plant displays for over 30 years.

Journal of Biophilic Design

Originally an academic at UCL, with a PhD in Greek and Latin. Vanessa worked in the British Museum, honing her interest in how societies flourish and how visual environments inform behaviour. She founded the Journal of Biophilic Design to share interviews with thought leaders on how biophilia supports wellbeing for people, planet and place.

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