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Buckminster Fuller made fancy posters for his greatest inventions

The architect created the series of prints in the 1980s—now they’re on show and for sale

SOCAP18 Conference Preview

SOCAP18 Conference Preview
SOCAP18, convening October 23-26, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco is right around the corner! The SOCAP team is hard at work developing outstanding programming and events—including over 150 breakout sessions and more than 500 speakers. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

Jay Baldwin ~ An Appreciation

Jay Baldwin, a colleague and friend of Buckminster Fuller and a beloved longtime associate of the Buckminster Institute, passed away on March 2, 2018. Born James Tennant Baldwin, he is affectionately known as Jay. He is survived by his wife, Liz Fial, son Aaron, his grandchildren and hundreds of appreciative students and colleagues to whom he was an inspiration.

Spaceship Earth Day

We invite you to join your fellow astronauts in charting a course for Spaceship Earth, to make the world work for 100% of humanity.

Long Now Seminars on Long Term Thinking

The Long Now Foundation has a provocative monthly seminar series that encourages long-term thinking. You can view the archive of talks on their site and if you are in San Francisco, see one in person. Join as a member for access to high resolution videos and free tickets to the talks.

Living Future 2018

The Living Future unConference will take place in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4. This gathering focuses on cross-industry collaboration and bringing a diversity of voices to the room. Purchase your tickets and get ready to meet a whole community of people dedicated to regenerative community development.

Systems Practice: A Practical Approach to Move from Impossible to Impact

Acumen+ and Omidyar have teamed up to offer a course in systems practice. Read this article to learn about a team’s experience with the class as well as the difference between Design Thinking and Systems Thinking. Sign up for the class here.

International Living Future’s Biophilic Design Map

The 2012 Fuller Challenge winner, Living Building Challenge has a new map of examples of biophilic design from around the world.

Soil Carbon Cowboys Videos

Enjoy these videos about a new type of cowboy that farms carbon in addition to grazing cattle. Stories come from all over the United States and tell stories of cascading benefits that result from managing carbon.

Biophilia Resources from Terrapin

Terrapin Bright Green offers some great research and resources for Biophilic design. Biophilia is the human desire to affiliate with nature. Practicing biophilic design can lower stress, increase productivity and improve moods.