Design Postings

GreenWave Inspires Bioneers Audience

Be sure to catch this moving keynote delivered by this year’s Bioneers conference from Bren Smith, founder and CEO of GreenWave and winner of the 2015 BFI Challenge. Bren explains how GreenWave uses a zero-input 3D ocean farming model to create jobs, capture CO2 while protecting the commons.

New Prize for Regeneration Projects

A new £200,000 prize fund has been announced by Lush,the “handmade cosmetics company,” for “initiatives where energy, natural resources and materials are conserved and enriched and contribute towards equitable development.

Black Mountain Call for Artists

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is seeking artists inspired by the innovative spirit of the college and would like to participate in {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Kenneth Snelson, May we Perpetuate Your Spirit of Radical Inquiry

We are deeply saddened to learn of Kenneth Snelson’s passing. An extraordinary artist, empiricist, theorist, and experimentalist, he was as gifted as he was humble.

Carbon Is Not the Enemy

A recent article in Nature by Bill McDonough, a student of Fuller’s work, provides a new lexicon to talk about carbon. He makes distinctions between “durable,” “living,” and “fugitive” carbon.

2016 Fuller Challenge Winner Awarded at NYC Celebration

On November 16th, BFI hosted the 2016 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. The 2016 Fuller Challenge Winner was awarded the $100,000 grand prize. Guests also celebrated the work of the student category winner and five finalists. Click for details and photos.

End of an Era: Thank you from Elizabeth Thompson

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.

Public Voting for Eleven Magazine's MOONTOPIA Competition

Eleven Magazine asked thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics, and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia – the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching, and even tourism. Public voting on the entries is open online until January 9th. Click here to vote.

Exhibition: New Perspectives on the Work of Frei Otto

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.

Fuller Challenge Finalists Selected for World Habitat Awards

Twelve finalists were recently selected in the 2016-17 World Habitat Awards. These included 2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist The Nubian Vault Programme and 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalist Cooperación Comunitaria. Read about the awards and the recognition of our incredible finalists here.