Call of the Wild

Bringing biophilic design into the workplaceCall-of-the-wild-invitation-thumb

Is your office, or even your workforce, suffering from a disconnect with nature? Research has proven that by bringing nature into the modern workplace, we can help dramatically improve worker wellbeing and performance.

Biophilic environments have the capacity to improve our health and well being, by reducing stress, blood pressure, improving mood and aiding recovery from mental fatigue. This in turn can lead to productivity gains for an organisation. Could it be time to stage a biophilic intervention?

Join biophilic landscape architect and design expert, Joseph Clancy, to hear what biophilia is all about, and how you can incorporate it into your workplace strategy. Whether planning from the ground up, refurbishing, relocating, or just looking to make small modifications to existing offices on a minimal budget, Joseph will inspire you to create an optimised, humanised workspace without needing to increase budgets or real estate footprint. His expertise will help you make biophilia-informed choices when specifying furniture, flooring, lighting, artwork and more.






Joseph Clancy - Guest SpeakerJoe

Joseph Clancy is an independent biophilic design consultant, architectural journalist and public speaker. He has co-authored several case studies and reports on biophilic design, including Terrapin Bright Green’s 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design, with other works on the subject appearing in MIT’s International Journal of Architectural Research, Landscape Architecture Frontiers & the Landscape Institute’s quarterly journal.

He has also collaborated with and consulted on biophilic design with Terrapin Bright Green, Green Plants for Green Buildings and the Living Building Challenge UK Collaborative.

 

What is biophilic design?


Biophilia is a theory that describes a biological need for humans to connect with nature. Lack of exposure to natural stimuli in the built environment has been proven to have adverse effects on our wellbeing, productivity and communities. Biophilic design seeks to incorporate nature into our lives, particularly important for those of us who live and work in dense, urban spaces. By appropriately addressing this in the workplace, organisations can improve happiness, health, productivity and employee engagement.

 

Event details:

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Time: 17:30 for 18:00 start
Location: KI Europe London HQ - Level 3, New Fetter Lane, 8-10 New Fetter Place, London, EC4A 1AZ
RSVP: events@kieurope.com | 020 7404 7441

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