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Event: 'Film Premiere: Biophilic Design, The Architecture Of Life' Print
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Opportunities to hike, bike, picnic, and enjoy Rock Creek
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 At 06:00 AM
Duration: 3 Hours
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Presented by GWU Office of Sustainability Tickets are free and no reservations are required.
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Check out the latest installment of the DC Environmental Film Festival, exploring the past, present and future of green architecture.

 

Embark on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. The film showcases buildings that connect people and nature – hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive and communities where people know their neighbors and families thrive. As an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work and learn, biophilic design reflects humanity’s need for a connection to nature. Despite this need, we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from the natural world. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world. The film points the way to creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans. Directed and produced by Bill Finnegan. Executive Producer: Stephen Kellert.

 

Discussion with filmmaker Bill Finnegan and Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia and author of “Biophilic Cities,” follows screenings.

 

This film will be screened at 6:00 and 7:30 PM at George Washington University's Marvin Center located at 800 21st St. NW and is metro accessable from the Foggy Bottom/GWU stop on the red line.



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