BFI Looking for Fall Interns

Now accepting applications for BFI’s Fall Internship Program, which provides opportunities for individuals seeking to gain experience in the non-profit sector and participate in initiatives that advance global problem solving strategies through BFI's programs.

Dispatches from the Field: Design for America

Design for America trains and connects student-led teams as they learn and lead an innovation process that emphasizes empathy, experimentation, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Comprehensive Design + Science in St. Louis - Recap

BFI was recently in St. Louis, Missouri as a Program Partner in Marfa Dialogues/STL, a collaborative examination of artistic practice, climate change science and civic engagement. Couldn’t make it to St. Louis? Check out the full report here!


Don’t miss BFI at SXSW Eco this coming October 6th – 8th in Austin, TX with a "Straight To The Point" talk on taking action to change the world!


BFI will host a panel with Interface Inc. and Autodesk at the Bioneers Conference this fall in San Rafael, California, October 17-19.


On September 2nd – 5th, the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference is returning to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Be sure to connect with BFI there - we will also participate in the Accerating the Accelerators event again this year!

Semi-Finalists Announced for the 2014 Fuller Challenge

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists. These projects deserve the attention of the world for their commitment to “solving for system” – an approach that takes an unusual degree of insight, patience, tenacity and courage. Check them out here!

BFI Relaunches its Membership Program!

We are thrilled to announce that as part of our celebration of Bucky's 120th birthday in 2015, BFI is launching an exciting new Membership Program! Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey to help us create a Membership Program that you want to be a part of.

Happy Birthday, Bucky!

On the occasion of the 119th revolution of the sun since his birth in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895, BFI is launching a year-long celebration of one of Universe’s most amazing pattern integrities – R. Buckminster Fuller!!

Ecovative at MoMA PS1

Ecovative Design, the 2013 winners of the Fuller Challenge, made history this summer with their contribution of 10,000 mushroom bricks to the 40-foot-tall installation titled Hy-Fi in the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1.