BFI is seeking volunteers to help with the conferring ceremony on November 16th, as well as longer-term volunteers to help with tasks at the institute during the months of November and December. Click for more information on BFI's volunteer needs.
In recognition of a more than 40-year career marked by a commitment to advance the energy efficiency and sustainability threshold for projects around the Northern Illinois area, Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, will be the 2016 recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois’ R. Buckminster Fuller Honor Award for Social Good. Read the full press release here.
The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that explores the question: The economy is changing — what do I need to know, experience and do? Last year 20,000 participants from 181 countries registered to attend over 270 sessions, and 2016 is already shaping up to be bigger and better. In 2016 the DIF will take place online from the 7th-25th of November. Click for the festival schedule.
Brendan Ravenhill reimagines the Dymaxion Map as a magnetic globe produced by Areaware. Like Fuller’s original map, Ravenhill’s globe can exist in two or three dimensions. Read more about the new product here.
Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Fuller Challenge, The Rainforest Solutions Project: a collaborative effort between three environmental organizations, which played a critical role in developing one of the most extraordinary approaches to conservation, social justice, and indigenous rights in recent memory. Click to read more!
Amy Edmondson, new BFI Board Member and chief engineer to Buckminster Fuller in the early 1980s, recently provided a list of books that executives should read to become more effective team leaders and to capture the benefits of synergy for their companies. Check out the Strategy + Business interview here.
In the July/August edition of Metropolis magazine, editor Mikki Brammer sat down with Buckminster Fuller’s daughter and BFI Board Member Allegra Fuller Snyder to discuss what Bucky would think of the world today. Allegra also shared a previously unpublished essay, revealing a rarely spotlighted side to the revered thinker. Read more here.
BFI Board Chair David McConville will be a special guest at Frontera: Women of the Wall on October 21-22. This is a world building summit from the USC World Building Institute, Pigeon Hole Productions, and Cali Baja, which will apply the narrative processes of world building to address real world problems. Read more here.