Read a letter from Elizabeth Thompson reflecting on her work as BFI's Executive Director over the past 12 years. Elizabeth will transition out of her role to focus exclusively on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge as it head into its 10th anniversary cycle, serving as its Founding Director. Included here is an overview of her work on the development of BFI's educational programs, the Fuller Challenge, work with artists, curators, and cultural institutions, as well as historic restorations and commissions.
The ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe is hosting an exhibition of the late Frei Otto's works in order to introduce "new perspectives on the work of Frei Otto". The exhibition will be on display until the 12th of March. Find more information here.
The AuthaGraph World Map, a proportionally accurate projection of the earth's continents, was bestowed the grand prize at Japan’s Good Design Awards last month. The designer is 45-year-old architect Hajime Narukawa, who studied the tenets of Fuller's geodesic dome. Read more here.
"Open for only a month, from October 22nd through November 20th, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial was a quick look at an extremely expanded understanding of design. Far from a trade show of the latest in design objects or material innovations, Are We Human?
Today is the final day to purchase a limited edition Architects of the Future t-shirt from BFI in time for holiday gifts. The t-shirt includes the Fuller quote: "We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims." Your purchase will directly support BFI, as all proceeds go to current and future programming. More information can be found here.
A Limited Edition print portfolio of new works was created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Buckminster Fuller. Published by The Buckminster Fuller Institute in 2015, the portfolio includes ten giclee color prints made by ten contemporary artists. The portfolio can now be purchased on BFI's online store for a discounted price.
Brendan Ravenhill reimagines the Dymaxion Map as a magnetic globe produced by Areaware. Like Fuller’s original map, Ravenhill’s globe can exist in two or three dimensions. Read more about the new product here.
Artist Stephen Talasnik, whose sculptural works have been informed by the drawings of Buckminster Fuller, recently completed a large scale outdoor installation at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana. The piece is inspired by Space Architecture of the 1960's and was engineered by Arup. Read more here.