Dymaxion Forum

The Dymaxion Forum is dedicated to gathering the most interesting, up-to-date information, viewpoints, and observations advancing the legacy of Buckminster Fuller on Spaceship Earth today and into the future.

Nepalese KTK-BELT Studio Video

A place-based strategy for conservation, education, and sustainable livelihoods, KTK-BELT studio was a Fuller Challenge Semifinalist in 2016. Check out an overview of this comprehensive model in Nepal.

From Pythagora to Pizza

For those Synergetics fans in the audience, Andy Thomson writes a piece on “The fact that we have inherited so many unquestioned fundamentals, such as the base ten number system, the x,y,z cubic Cartesian spatial grid, 360 degrees in a circle, etc. was not lost on Fuller.

The Dome Tent: Buckminster Fuller to the Top of the World

Buckminster Fuller’s work influenced many modern tent designs. His exploration in building structures inspired by the properties of the geodesic, the line connecting two points on a sphere, led to more lightweight spacious strong and aerodynamic tents. Doing more with less!

Last Chance for Bucky Ball Necklace

When you become a member of BFI at the Dymaxion level or above, you receive a necklace modeled on the buckminsterfullerene, the elegant molecule that affirmed Buckminster Fuller’s life’s work exploring the geometry of nature. Did you catch our story of the buckminsterfullerene a couple weeks ago?

Webinar: Entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge

BFI will offer an informational webinar about the Fuller Challenge on Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm ET. BFI staff will provide a conceptual and technical guide to entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge. The webinar is free and open to the public.

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Living Future Conference

Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. This year’s three-day conference, which takes place May 17-19, 2017, will focus on the diverse layers of Genius and Courage, and features keynotes from Van Jones, Kirsti Luke, and Naomi Klein.

GreenBiz 17

Join sustainability leaders in Phoenix, AZ on February 14-16 to discuss the circular economy, sustainable supply chain, resilience, and the new energy landscape.

Deep Time Walk

This phone application will take you on a 4.6km narrated walk through 4.6 billion years of the earth’s history, with each meter representing one million years.

Climate Ventures 2.0 program

GoodCompany Ventures has just launched the Climate Ventures 2.0 accelerator! Developed as part of the White House Climate Data Initiative with funding from the William Penn Foundation, CV2 is seeking entrepreneurial innovations in agriculture and water system resilience efforts.

Bucky and Spaceship Earth Documentary

Carlos Carcas made this 20-minute documentary on Fuller featuring interviews with Buckminster Fuller’s daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Norman Foster, an architect who worked with Fuller, and vintage footage of Fuller himself.

Rare Bucky interviews released by Art on Air
Tennae Maki

BFI volunteer Tennae Maki contributed her efforts to a series of audio interviews with Bucky, recorded in 1976 upon the publication of And It Came To Pass—Not To Stay, and hosted by noted literary critic Charles Ruas at Art On Air.

Tensegrity Dome in Tokyo

A team of professors and students at the University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab has built a beautiful tensegrity dome using inflated steel "pillows" and steel tension wires.

Ecovative's Eben Bayer on biomaterials (video)

Check out the video of Eben Bayer, CEO of 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative speaking recently on a panel about renewable energy at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia.

Dome homes in the press

Dome homes have been seeing a fair bit of press coverage in the past few months, some of which we've featured in previous issues of Trimtab. Here are a couple more!