You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future by Jonathon Keats
You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future by Jonathon Keats is a new take on Fuller’s life and how his works area applied today. BFI members can claim a 30% discount on the regular price of $24.95 when purchasing through Oxford University Press.
You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller’s six-decade quest to “make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity.” Critic and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats sets out to revive Fuller’s unconventional practice of comprehensive anticipatory design, placing Fuller’s philosophy in a modern context and dispelling much of the mythology surrounding Fuller’s life. Keats argues that Fuller’s life and ideas, namely doing “the most with the least,” are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller’s colorful world, Keats applies Fuller’s most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary.
From transportation to climate change, urban design to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller’s holistic problem-solving techniques may be the only means of addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. Keats’s timely book challenges each of us to become comprehensive anticipatory design scientists, providing the necessary tools for continuing Fuller’s legacy of improving the world.
Click here to listen to a recent NPR interview about the book with Keats.
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