Design Postings

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.

Arquideas | Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt international architecture competition.

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

“Think Resilience,” Self Directed Online Course

We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval, which prompts a profoundly important question: What should we do? The Post Carbon Institute believes two things are absolutely critical: 1. Understanding the true nature of the challenges we face. 2. Building resilience at the community level.

The Encore Prize

The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge seeks applications from organizations and individuals who are thinking creatively about how to harness the skills and experience of “encore-stage” adults — people 50+ — in support of young people.

In Search of Integrity by Greg Watson

Former BFI board member Greg Watson recounts how his time at the New Alchemy Institute led him to discover the work of Buckminster Fuller.