Facilitating transdisciplinary and interspecies communications to co-create circular, nature-inspired innovations.
Why is it so difficult to recognize the intelligence of plants? Science shows us their self-awareness, decision making in response to their surroundings, and capability to perform incredible feats. And still, we choose to look at them as inanimate objects better suited as furniture, than friends. Tigrilla tells of plant neurobiology, cognition, signaling, and behavior to help us see beyond our plant blindness.
Tigrilla uses her love of speaking, analytical mind, excellent organizational skills, and scientific research to inspire you through a biomimetic design processes. With her guidance, you'll explore the patterns nature uses to adapt to ever changing conditions—known as nature's principles—and design structures and concepts within ecosystems that are sustainable, regenerative, and circular.
As one of the largest spiritual communities in the world, Damanhur offers actionable answers to existential questions. An international community of practical dreamers with esoteric knowledge, it is a place where temples are not artifacts of the past, but the results of a shared mission, and alchemy is used to create business relationships that connect us to the divine.
Connecting with and appreciating the plant world is not just a lovely notion about enjoying nature; it’s absolutely essential to our health and survival as a human species. Tigrilla’s passion for and deep knowledge of intra-species (human and plant) communication, Music of the Plants, and how to bring these into daily life makes her one of the world’s leading experts in the field of plant research and experimentation. Collaborating with her on “projects of this nature” is always joyful and meaningful, as her work has profound implications for our planet.
At the helm of the communications team, Tigrilla is a bright star. She knows the genre, methods and tools extremely well, and also pre-conceives our needs, works independently, makes excellent decisions, responds to needs, questions, and comments without delay. She's become indispensable to the leadership. Above and beyond these very valuable skills, she is incredibly bright and linguistically gifted which makes working with her smooth, enjoyable, and effective. She leads the team with ease and takes advantage of teaching moments. It is an honor and pleasure to work with Tigrilla.
Tigrilla is not only gifted, she has a charisma that connects minds and ideas beyond common understandings to establish the connection between Science and Border Science—disciplines such as Plant Neurobiology that have not yet found complete acceptance in the scientific world. Her love for comprehension of the plant world takes you from chemical and electrical languages, to the deeper, synergistic relationship between humanity and plants. Tigrilla could just be the person that proves the Gaia Hypothesis by Lovelock and Margulis! It is an honor to collaborate with her on any project.
Have you ever had that experience where you are fixated on something, but somewhat paralyzed in how to get it? This is how I am feeling about a PhD.
Last weekend, I taught Communication with the Plant World, a course that focuses on connection with these sessile beings. Teaching plant communication at Damanhur—where the research that gave birth to the course first began—always provides a special boost. And this time, in addition to the plants of the Sacred Woods Temple, we spent half aContinue Reading Why Plant Communication Matters
Have you ever heard or participated in a Citizen Science project? As part of my Interspecies Research between humans and plants, one of the tools I use is the Music of the Plants device developed at Damanhur Spiritual EcoCommunity, where I live. When we started working with plant music, we thought we would be listeningContinue Reading Citizen Science: Should I start an Interspecies Research Project?
Since childhood, my dreams include traveling. Much of July was spent on the road, hence the long period of silence. I didn’t even realize how long I was gone until I got back. Travels began from Florence—my temporary home—to Damanhur—my real home. A quick 3-day trip, just enough time to say hello to the familyContinue Reading I Met the Dream Developers and built a path
When I decided to go back to graduate school to get a masters, I had no idea where it would lead. I felt the need to do it for various reasons, many of which were accentuated when they announced a program that was created and taught by one of my all-time plant neurobiology idols: StefanoContinue Reading This is what Graduate School is teaching me about Modern Living