Neri Oxman: Collaboration Turns Information Into Knowledge [VIDEO]
Inspired by nature, much of Oxman's work is based on the lessons of biomimicry, which looks to nature for design inspiration. In an interview given at the Forum, Oxman explains that many great ideas are formed through collaboration and sharing ideas with others. She also says that interacting with brilliant young minds is important to making scientific breakthroughs. Getting fresh perspectives opens up new ways of experimenting that we might not have thought of otherwise, she says.
Oxman's work exists at the intersection of art, science, architecture, and ecology. She creates practical and revolutionary design solutions that work with nature—rather than against it. She proposes thinking beyond the surface of an object by analyzing how it "behaves." In her talks, she advocates the importance of adapting sustainable, nature-derived concepts to address the most pressing challenges we are faced with in industry, as well as in our daily lives.