Education Postings

Nepalese KTK-BELT Studio Video

A place-based strategy for conservation, education, and sustainable livelihoods, KTK-BELT studio was a Fuller Challenge Semifinalist in 2016. Check out an overview of this comprehensive model in Nepal.

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?

Deep Time Walk

This phone application will take you on a 4.6km narrated walk through 4.6 billion years of the earth’s history, with each meter representing one million years.

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.

The Story of a Spoon

Greenpeace has produced this remarkable video tracing the 13.8-billion-year development of a plastic spoon. This could come in handy over the holidays if you find yourself needing to explain why, from a “comprehensive design” perspective, we can do better.

New Time-lapses of Spaceship Earth

Google Earth Engine has released a timelapse of the entire earth from 1984 to today. Watch rivers meander, glaciers melt, cities grow, forests disappear, and solar farms enlarge. Scroll through the preselected views or search for other places and get more acquainted with the metabolic flows of our Spaceship Earth.

Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds

The cross-over between the digital and the physical is being increasingly addressed in design disciplines, architecture, arts and urban studies. "Between Data and Senses", a conference on architecture, neuroscience and the digital worlds, will examine how digital and physical works overlap and what methods, approaches and findings architects can borrow from sciences. More information can be found here.

Award-winning map inspired by geodesic domes

The AuthaGraph World Map, a proportionally accurate projection of the earth's continents, was bestowed the grand prize at Japan’s Good Design Awards last month. The designer is 45-year-old architect Hajime Narukawa, who studied the tenets of Fuller's geodesic dome. Read more here.

"Are We Human?" Exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial

"Open for only a month, from October 22nd through November 20th, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial was a quick look at an extremely expanded understanding of design. Far from a trade show of the latest in design objects or material innovations, Are We Human?