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.

Bhungroo Wins the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge


NEW YORK CITY (October 11, 2017) - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Challenge: Bhungroo, a project of the Sustainable Green Initiative Forum (SGIF) in Gujarat State, India. The project was submitted by Trupti Jain and Biplab Ketan Paul, SGIF’s co-founders.

Catalyst Program Project: Mobile Lotus

WY-TO has designed the Mobile Lotus as a holistic space that addresses the issues of environmental degradation, inadequate healthcare and social isolation that currently affects the remote floating villages of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake.

Hack4Climate- Blockchain Meets Environment

Hack4Climate will coincide with the COP23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn, November 12-17, 2017. Hack4Climate will unite climate change experts with blockchain developers to create new strategies to address climate change. Participants will explore how using distributed ledgers can enable new ways of storing and tracking climate-related information in a trusted way.

SOCAP

SOCAP17 takes place Oct. 10-13, 2017, in San Francisco, the 10th convening at “the intersection of money + meaning,” as its website reads.

Tokyo Global Design Call for Design Teams

The Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (TGEC) warmly invites the BFI family and friends to join.

Equator Initiative Winner, Case Studies, and Media

The Equator Prize has celebrated its 2017 winners, highlighting groups around the world that take an integrated approach to increase biodiversity, reduce poverty, and enhance conservation efforts. These local and indigenous groups are exemplars of a holistic approach to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

New Satellite Dymaxion Folding Globe

A new satellite version of the Magnetic Folding Globe is available from Areaware. In 1946, Buckminster Fuller patented a map of Earth which presents geographic information without breaks in any of the continental contours, or any visible distortion of the relative shapes or sizes of the land masses.

Deep Time Walk

The kinetic Deep Time Walk is now available for iOS and Android. This walking audiobook enables anyone anywhere in the world to experience a history of the living Earth.

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm by David Bollier

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm By David Bollier

This Is Your Brain on Regeneration

Gregory Landua, from Terra Genesis International, eloquently describes regenerative principles for business based on a living-systems framework.

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!