Education Postings

StartingBloc 2018 Dates

StartingBloc, a leadership fellowship, has announced the dates for their four Institutes in 2018 - Los Angeles, CA (February 22-26), New Orleans (May 17-21), Raleigh (June 21-25), and New York (August 16-20). StartingBloc trains and supports leaders “who are committed to something bigger than themselves (art, systems change, equity, financial transparency, food supply, etc.)”.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco

The 16th annual Cleantech Forum will take place January 22-24th in San Francisco with the goal to chart the future and connect the globe.

Next Nature Academy

Next Nature is offering 1 and 3 day courses in Amsterdam in January to explore looking at ‘nature’ and ‘technology’ in a new way. “Virtual worlds, printed food, living cities and wild robots; we’re so surrounded by technology that it’s becoming our next nature. It may sound abstract, but it’s closer than you think; cars will drive themselves and heart valves are 3D printed.

My Molecularium

A fun, and free, new molecule building app, My Molecularium, was just released by Kurt Przybilla and a team of scientists, artists, and developers. Kurt is a long-time advisor of BFI and creator of Tetratoys, the multi-axis spinning tops inspired by Fuller’s Synergetics.

Kiss the Ground, the Book

Kiss the Ground, a soil advocacy group, has published its book of the same title. It features stories of carbon-capturing soil, many well-crafted graphics about regenerative agriculture and approachable science. You can learn about many whole systems approaches and models like the small water cycle and perennial grasses.

Kate Orff Wins MacArthur Fellowship

There are few fellowships more desirable than that of the MacArthur Foundation’s awards in which (selected fellows receive a $625,000 grant dispensed over five years, which acts as seed money for the individual to enact maximum impact in the world in whatever manner they see fit).Kate Orff, 2017 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award winner, Landscape Architect, and founding

New Dymaxion Map T-shirt

'Tis the season to show your loved ones you care about them and the future of Spaceship Earth by giving them a limited-run Dymaxion Map T-shirt. The Dymaxion Map, also known as the Fuller Projection, depicts the Earth as one island and one ocean.

Greg Watson’s Opening Remarks from The Fuller Challenge Symposium

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Has
Prepared Us For Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

By Greg Watson

Buckminster Fuller 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
November 10-11, 2017
Brooklyn, New York

Reflections from Greg Watson on The Fuller Challenge Symposium

Against the backdrop of our nation, and indeed the world in disarray, the
Buckminster Fuller Challenge 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration was an oasis
of hope. Even after more than forty years of working and playing in the dynamic
space defined by design science, I wasn’t taking any of what was unfolding for

Reflections from Edie Farwell on The Fuller Challenge Symposium

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award ceremony was a much-needed immersion in good news stories. Project after project of what is, in fact, working well in worldwide efforts to create whole systems solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges. Panel after panel of talented, caring, truly good people designing and delivering sustainability solutions. What a treat.