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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.