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IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

From 1981 – 1983, Robyn Tredwell and Robert Hahn, both directors of the Institute of Ecotechnics participated in the “Amazon River Expedition” on board the research vessel Heraclitus in charge of the ethnobotanical collections. The impetus to mount this expedition was made by Harvard professor Richard Evans Schultes, founder of contemporary ethnobotany, who spoke at our 1979 conference in Malaysia. When we asked what could we do to help preserve the lore of the jungle, he suggested that the Institute use its sailing ship, the Heraclitus to undertake an expedition up the Amazon River...

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“Will Apples Grow On Mars?”

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

Documentary Film “Will Apples Grow on Mars?“ Made in 1991, this remarkable film depicts the creation of Biosphere 2, the world’s first (and so far, only) totally sealed miniature world designed for long term human habitation. In 1991, four men and four women were locked inside Biosphere 2 as an experiment to see if they could survive for two years by recycling all their waste, water and air, and by growing all their food without fertilizers or pesticides. Described as “One of the greatest scientific experiments of the 20th century”, Biosphere 2...

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October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

A piece by Romuald Hazoumè in the October Gallery Exhibition at the Armory Show was featured this week in the New York Times Art & Design section. Hazoumè’s piece represents the vehicles used to transport gas in the Republic of Benin and reflects on the black-market oil trade in the region. Read Full...

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Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Green Bodies: Give Me an Ampoule and I will Live Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures by Antonio Saggio A paper from Antonio Saggio’s keynote speech at the Talk at Chania, Isle of Crete, Greece, August, 30, 2011.  European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture – European Association for Architectural Education International Conference Introduction This essay summarizes my research of the last five years and is projected to become the next chapter of my last EAAE-ENHSA keynote speech delivered five years ago. When I delivered that speech according to my usual...

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Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Watch a short video and learn about volunteering with Las Casas de Selva. This 3 min video was produced by Ben Zenner, a volunteer of Las Casas de la Selva in April of 2013. Ben is a videographer and graphic designer, and is in the process of developing a non profit design firm to help organizations with their online media presence and funding efforts, and to connect students and individuals with potential volunteer opportunities. For more information about Ben and his project called Volunteer Dream, check out his...

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John Allen at the New Bioeconomics Colloquium

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

John Allen at the New Bioeconomics Colloquium

John Allen, inventor of Biosphere 2 talks at The New Bioeconomics Colloquium at Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, July 2013.

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