Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities
Biophilic Design - The Architecture of Life
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Directed by Stephen R. Kellert and Bill Finnegan
to 8:45 PM
Cinema (Rm #100) Rice Media Center
Rice University via Entrance #8 at Stockton Ave and University Blvd
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA
Houston GREEN Film Series and Citizens' Environmental Coalition (Houston) present a film by Stephen R. Kellert and Bill Finnegan. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.
The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.
Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature--hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive.
Rice Media Center - Entrance #8 via Stockton Ave and University Blvd
6:30pm conversation, networking, and a light meal.
Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.