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Thursday, October 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Biomimicry, Biofab + Circularity as Tools to RECKONstruct

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RECKONstruct demonstrates how design can respond to broken nature and reimagines a product through three different approaches to sustainability. Presenters Jane Abernethy (Humanscale), Russell Fortmeyer (ARUP), Gregory Norris (MIT's SHINE Program), and Dune Ives (Lonely Whale / NextWave Plastics) will explore the process using a regenerative life cycle analysis (LCA) to confirm and quantify the impacts.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1 LFA Foundational credit
  • 1 AIA LU | HSW credit

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Kendall Starkman

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lonely Whale
Kendall Starkman is the director of strategic initiatives at award-winning Lonely Whale. In her role, she leads the implementation of Lonely Whale’s initiatives with corporate partners, with a focus on NextWave Plastics, a consortium of companies committed to keeping plastic in the economy and out of our ocean by integrating ocean-bound plastic into their products. Kendall convenes existing members, propels ongoing collaboration, spearheads member meetings, strengthens the network of ocean-bound pl... Read More →
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Jane Abernethy

Chief Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As an Industrial Designer, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products - from the initial concept definition, through design and refinement, and into ongoing production. Her work ranges from sporting goods to medical devices to... Read More →
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Russell Fortmeyer

Associate Principal | Sustainability | Consulting Practice Leader at Arup, ARUP
An engineer and journalist, Russell Fortmeyer leads the consulting practice, as well as the sustainable design group, for ARUP's Los Angeles office. Since 2011, Fortmeyer has been a faculty member at the Souther California Institute of Architecture, where his classes focus on environmental... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Attendees (8)