mair Zia's Tree Tech: 50 Lessons for Life offers fifty observations of the function of trees and how humans can learn from the elegant "technology" of the natural force keeping our planet alive. At a time where mounting environmental impacts are becoming increasingly visible around the world, this timely text offers a roadmap for societies and individuals to rethink structures such as hierarchy, education, resource use, and what it means to co-exist with a living, breathing world. A visual and personal journey, Tree Tech: 50 Lessons for Life is a thrilling and spiritual quest to understand the biomimicry and hidden ancient technologies of the trees.
Umair Zia is a visionary architect and assistant professor at National College of Arts, Lahore- the oldest art school in Pakistan. He is the founder of Nature Tutor magazine and a member of the editorial board of ii International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design. Zia's nature-inspired projects have been featured at multiple international forums including CTBUH, Urban SOS, Adaptable Futures and Arctic Perspective Initiative etc. His design blog for nature gadgets (naturegadget.com) was featured at Venice Art Biennale in 2017.