Design Postings

Montreal and the Geodesic Dream

A new exhibit at the UQAM Design Center in Montreal celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Expo 67 Geodesic Dome designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. It is open till December 10th and curated by Cammie McAtee.

GreenWave Wins INDEX Award

This October, 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner GreenWave was selected as the recipient of the international INDEX Award, considered “the Nobel Prize of sustainable design” with a grand prize of £500,000. BFI and the Challenge program are thrilled by this new recognition for GreenWave.

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.

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.

This Is Your Brain on Regeneration

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

Being a process, and seeing in relationships

In this excerpt from his book Designing Regenerative Cultures, Daniel Wahl muses on the implications of Fuller’s oft-quoted maxim immortalized in the title of his book, I Seem to Be a Verb - weaving together similar insights from Alan Watts, Gregory Bateson, David Abram, and others

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Finalists

NEW YORK CITY - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the six Finalists for the 2017 program cycle. These Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and its grand prize of $100,000.

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists

August 17th, 2017, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is delighted to announce the Semifinalists for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. A record number of entries were submitted in this 10th anniversary cycle of the program. Seventeen proposals were selected as Semifinalists from more than 460 entries.