Dymaxion Globe Workshop at the Boston Public Library
The World in your Hand: a Buckminster Fuller Map Dome Workshop
Tuesday, October 7
Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon
RSVP at http://maps.bpl.org/content/buckminster-fuller-registration
Cost: $10 Materials fee per person (includes Dymaxion Map and ‘Buckyball’ kit)
Upon creating the “Dymaxion Map”, or Fuller Projection Map, in 1943 Buckminster Fuller stated that the maps we use still cause humanity to “appear inherently disassociated, remote, self-interestedly preoccupied with the political concept of its got to be your or me; there is not enough for both.”
Come learn about scientist-philosopher-artist Buckminster Fuller and his amazing body of work and philosophy about design.
This session will include an overview of the inspiring story of Buckminster Fuller and enormity of ‘what one man can do’ and a hands on workshop where teachers will construct a Dymaxion Globe and Fuller’s geodesic dome, aka ‘buckyball’ that won the Nobel prize in 1996.
Each teacher will take home a Dymaxion map kit as well as a ‘Buckyball’ kit
Instructor: Thomas Zung is president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao & Zung Architects and a former student of Buckminster Fuller. He is a founding member of Buckminster Fuller Institute, founding member of SNEC and a Distinguished Senior Fellow to the Stanford University Libraries and author/editor of Fuller’s “Anthology for a New Millennium’ from St. Martin’s Press.
Copies of Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the Millennium, Second Edition, edited by Thomas Zung will be available for purchase at this event.
To register: http://maps.bpl.org/content/buckminster-fuller-registration