Welcome to Trimtab, the monthly digital news service of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Trimtab (formerly Design Science News) brings you BFI programming updates and news from around the world related to "humanity's option for success" and comprehensive design solutions.

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Trimtab Vol. 18 No. 11
A recap of the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Ceremony & Symposium, "How To Make the World Work", plus reflections submitted various speakers and participants. A new Dymaxion Map t-shirt is available for purchase. The 2014 and 2015 Fuller Challenge winners receive various accolades.
Trimtab Vol. 18 No. 10
Bhungroo was announced as the winner of the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. A conferring ceremony and symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program will take place in NYC. 2015 Challenge Winner GreenWave wins the INDEX design award.
Trimtab Vol. 18 No. 9
BFI is hiring an Operations Manager. Six finalists for the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge were recently announced. In November, there will be a conferring ceremony, symposium, and celebration for the 10th anniversary of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge in New York City.
Trimtab Vol. 18 No. 3
Integrity, Quantum Gravity, and Mycelium-based Biomaterials
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Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 11
A letter from BFI's long-standing former Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson. BFI welcomes new Executive Director Amanda Ravenhill. A number of holiday gift items are available through BFI. Two Fuller Challenge Finalists are recognized as finalists in the World Habitat Awards.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 10
The Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge. BFI will celebrate the winner at the Wythe Hotel on the evening of November 16th, 2016. BFI's Limited Edition portfolio is available on our online store for a discounted price. Areaware releases a Dyamxion Map foldable globe designed by Brendan Ravenhill.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 9
The 2016 Fuller Challenge finalists were announced in August, and the student category winner was announced in September. Buckminster Fuller's daughter Allegra Fuller Snyder speaks about her father's influence to Metropolis Magazine. Norman Foster releases a new essay on the trim tab concept as applied to design today. The Bioneers '16 conference is approaching.
Trimtab Vol. 17 No. 5
The Fuller Challenge review cycle is underway. A number of new and used books about Fuller have been added to BFI's online store inventory - many are out-of-print, rare books. New York based Studio Dror has designed a companion to the Montreal Biosphere.

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