Design Postings

One month left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge

There is just one month left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge! The final deadline is Friday, March 31st at 5pm ET.

WHAT IS THE FULLER CHALLENGE?

From Pythagora to Pizza

For those Synergetics fans in the audience, Andy Thomson writes a piece on “The fact that we have inherited so many unquestioned fundamentals, such as the base ten number system, the x,y,z cubic Cartesian spatial grid, 360 degrees in a circle, etc. was not lost on Fuller.

The Dome Tent: Buckminster Fuller to the Top of the World

Buckminster Fuller’s work influenced many modern tent designs. His exploration in building structures inspired by the properties of the geodesic, the line connecting two points on a sphere, led to more lightweight spacious strong and aerodynamic tents. Doing more with less!

Webinar: Entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge

BFI will offer an informational webinar about the Fuller Challenge on Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm ET. BFI staff will provide a conceptual and technical guide to entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge. The webinar is free and open to the public.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?

Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Its Design Education?

Several Native American designers spoke at the the AIGA Design Conference recently about the need for a comprehensive approach to design education. They called for an increase in diversity of perspectives and recognition of the US’s rich indigenous design history.

Call for Proposals: The 2017 Fuller Challenge

New York City - January 13, 2017 - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2017 Fuller Challenge.

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.