JOIN BFI FOR OUR INAUGURAL WEB-BASED READING GROUP!
BFI is thrilled to announce the launch of our web-based Dymaxion Reading Group; participants will discuss text about, by, or related to Buckminster Fuller, facilitated by experts and guests from our network.
We are launching the program with Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, gathering for discussions online starting the first week in July as part of the ongoing celebration of the anniversary of Bucky's 120th birthday.
Initially published in 1969, and one of Buckminster Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a brilliant synthesis of his world view and a great introduction to his ideas. In this volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity, and the principles for avoiding extinction and “exercising our option to make it.” How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide "spaceship earth" toward a sustainable future.
Introductions by Jaime Snyder, series Editor of the Lars Muller Edition’s republications of Fuller's books. Jaime Snyder is an educator, writer, filmmaker and singer-songwriter; he was co-Founder of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and as Fuller's grandson, studied and worked with him until his passing in 1983.
Facilitated by Pablo Freund, former Managing Director of BFI, Bucky enthusiast, and most recently, Co-Founder of Be-Girl.
Each week we will discuss key ideas about the text, so feel free to join us for one or all sessions. Register by clicking the links below and instructions will be sent to you about joining us online on GOTOWEBINAR.COM following registration. To join for more than one session, register for each individually.
SESSION ONE: TUESDAY JULY 7TH, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT
SESSION TWO: TUESDAY JULY 21ST, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT
SESSION THREE: TUESDAY AUGUST 4TH, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT
And don't forget to buy your own copy of OPERATING MANUAL through our online store, Dymaxion Artifacts!
Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.