Sep 23, 2021 5:30 pm on Zoom at go.illinois.edu/Almon (register beforehand). Billy will expose students to the concept of biomimicry and facilitate their exploration of what restorative futures look like in a world where human-led design has resulted in inequitable spaces and systems. Now more than ever, the world needs solutions that are not only sustainable, but are empathetic to the needs and circumstances of the people. Billy will share the process for creating "restorative futures" and detail an ideation process for design that is dynamic and empathetic. After the discussion, A+D students will see how biology-inspired solutions (also known as "biomimicry") can be used as a tool for creating spaces and systems that are inherently eﬃcient and equitable for all human beings. Billy is an Astrobiofuturist who explores biology-inspired solutions to improve the human condition. View his website here.