WHAT WE DO



Support BFI as we grow our programs in three ways to deploy strategies that radically regenerate Earth’s ecosystems through a focus on systems change:

INFORM: Educational programs featuring our new TRIMTAB SPACE CAMP.
PERFORM: Convening programs featuring our Co-Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth.
TRANSFORM: Acceleration programs featuring the Regenerosity Network and Fund.

INFORM: TRIMTAB SPACE CAMP - A seven-week course launching in January 2019 to explore systems thinking, rapid prototyping, traditional ecological knowledge, biomimicry and other frameworks that offer the student new cognitive scaffolding upon which to design our future. Become a member of BFI to sign up.

PERFORM: The Co-Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth -- An online platform that empowers people to discover the main leverage points to intervene in ecology, equity and ego for radical systems change. Our first chapter illuminates how to grow the Blue Carbon movement, putting carbon back into the ocean and coastal ecosystems while creating more resilience to extreme weather and sea-level rise and empowering communities in the process.
Spaceship Earth Society - A dinner series fostering community conversations at the intersection of technology and ecology that facilitate convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design, and technology in order to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us.

Spaceship Earth Labs - Design sprints that combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with a comprehensive approach to systems design. Participants are challenged to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.

TRANSFORM: Regenerosity - A network and fund dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of on-the-ground solutions which radically advance human well-being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. We aim to support and deeply influence the ascendance of a new generation of design-science pioneers who are leading the creation of an abundant and restorative world economy that benefits all humanity.


Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is BFI's flagship program, offering an annual $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

Open BFI

BFI is committed to opening access to the materials that inform our work. Since its inception in 1983, BFI has worked to activate various communities to engage with Fuller source materials, leverage interest to broadening the understanding of design science principles, offer guided discussions and share original writings by, about or related to Buckminster Fuller.

Mobile Learning

At the center of BFI’s educational mission are the artifacts and concepts that embody Fuller’s life work. BFI develops and deploys mobile learning environments in the forms of exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops and rigorous hands-on training.