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From Biomimicry to Ethno-mimicry Introducing the Concept of Ethno-mimicry

  • Open or Close Aminu Lawan Abdullahi1* and Angela Lee2

    1 Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

    2 School of Built Environment (SOBE), University of Salford, UK

    *Corresponding author: Aminu Lawan Abdullahi, PhD, Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Submission: July 13, 2018; Published: September 24, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2018.02.000538

ISSN 2639-0574
Volume2 Issue3


The renowned proponent of “biomimicry” [1], defined it as a science of imitating the designs and processes of nature to solve human problems, while using ecological standards for the judgement of human innovations. According to this paradigm, nature is regarded as a teacher to learn from rather than a source of resources for extraction. The need for such approaches as biomimicry becomes even more compelling as humans realised that our industrial activities are at the threshold of over-stretching the bearing capacity of the planet- earth. Extraction of materials for industrial application is usually associated with negative environmental impacts, and depletion of high-quality resources.

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