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.

BFI’S NEW LIBRARY AT THE MUSHROOM FARM

The Institute has opened a new library and learning lounge in Pescadero, California.

DESIGN SCIENCE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO POLITICS

We cordially invite you to dive into Design Science with us and become a member of BFI during our year-end membership drive. As Fuller said, “Our survival won’t depend on political or economic systems. It’s going to depend on the courage of the individual to speak the truth, and to speak it lovingly and not destructively.” 

TRIMTAB SPACE CAMP: NEW COURSE

Join Buckminster Fuller Institute’s community for Trimtab Space Camp an online 5-week learning experience on cutting edge topics in systems thinking and design science.

AN EXPERIMENT IN INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE 

What does a method of slowing aircraft overrunning a runway have to do with the pioneering work of designer and futurist Buckminster Fuller? 

SPACESHIP EARTH MOVIE NOW PLAYING

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present SPACESHIP EARTH, the true, stranger-than-fiction, the adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2.  The

2020 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LAB WITH MEDARD GABEL

Medard Gabel is running a virtual 2020 Global Solutions Lab from June 21-29, 2020.  Students and young professionals will be briefed by the UN experts (from the UN Development Program, UN Environmental Program, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, and other UN agencies) to develop comprehensive strategies for solving some of the world’s most critical problems and present their work to the UN. 

MEETING POINTS WITH ABEER SHEIKALY

Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Abeer Sheikaly, a Jordanian woman working across sectors of architecture, design, fine art, and cultural production. She has designed and developed a unique tent, created with high performing structural fabric systems, exploring the social implications of creating homes for displaced communities.

FIVE TWO-YEAR PHASES OF THE DESIGN SCIENCE DECADE

We are now two months into what BFI is calling “the second Design Science Decade” and we are right on track to fulfill Fuller’s vision of retooling the world to work for 100% of life in 10 years.

WE ARE ONE WORLD

“We are facing a tremendous crisis, a crisis of consciousness. The turning point, the perceptive decision, the challenge, is not in politics, in religion, in the scientific world; it is in our consciousness. One has to understand the consciousness of mankind, which has brought us to this point.” - J. Krishnamurti

NEW PLATFORM FOR REGEN NETWORK

Regen Network - Platform for a Thriving Planet - is an ecological contracting platform startup that offers businesses, governments, and institutions a simple way to regenerate the world’s ecosystems.

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!