The field of science that searches for solutions to everyday problems in nature, biomimetics is the subject of Biocentrics, which is in choice The 46th Sao Paulo Exhibition It is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2023 – later, it will be shown on GloboNews and Curta! The documentary is directed by Fernanda Heinz Figueiredo and Ataliba Benem, and it was directed by American biologist Janine Benius, a scientist who coined the term and helped spread his practice around the world.
Unlike other science films, Biocentrics humanizes the subject matter, presenting stories of characters who have somehow resorted to biomimetics to find simple and accessible solutions in fields such as architecture, design, and the environment. One of the most emblematic cases is that of Japanese engineer and birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu, who redesigned the Japanese bullet train by printing fender contours to the shape of the car – thus improving aerodynamics.
The feature also highlights other important stories, such as that of Brazilian designers Bruno and Pedro Rotman Bagnocelli, who developed a revolutionary form of reforestation. Or the aboriginal chief Benke Biaco, an Ashaninka located in Acre, on the Brazil-Peru border, who becomes an agroforestry agent and travels the world sharing his experiences. Or even carioca designer Fred Galley, whose goal is to extinguish the “consumer” brand of humans.
“These people sought solutions that had been around for 3.8 billion years,” said VEJA Fernanda Heinz Figueiredo. “Humans are born with this desire to imitate nature, you just have to look at the young children as they observe the surroundings, the animals, the jungle.” For Bnaim, the idea is to show that nature can be an ally for sustainability issues. “We have to look at it as an inspiration, not a source of extraction,” he added.
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