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Fuller Challenge receives record number of entries for 10th anniversary


The 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, now in its tenth year, received a record number of entries. To select a winner of the $100,000 grand prize, the jury will review more than 460 submissions.

Welcoming our 2017 Program Fellow

Through our prestigious Fellowship Program, BFI welcomes outstanding early-career practitioners to join the Fuller Challenge Review Committee for four months of the rigorous application review process.

Enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge

There are just a few weeks left to enter the 2017 Fuller Challenge! The final deadline is Friday, March 31st at 5pm ET.

WHAT IS THE FULLER CHALLENGE?

Hippie Modernism

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has a new show exploring the counterculture of the ’60s and ’70s and its global impact on art and design. Several Fuller artifacts are featured including issues of the Whole Earth Catalog. This transformative period is displayed through immersive environments, printed works, films and media installations.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge on Climate Change

Biomimicry is design inspired by nature’s time-tested strategies. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is asking teams to tackle climate change using biomimetic design. “Anyone has the ability to participate in this challenge, whether you’ve been trained in biomimicry or not.

Tending the Wild Documentary about Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is a deep well of wisdom that can teach us how to cultivate and regenerate the conditions for life on Earth. M. Kat Anderson's book Tending the Wild demonstrates these collaborative approaches and a new television show inspired by Anderson's book was just released and is viewable online.

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?

Videos of Regenerative Projects from Around the World

David McConville (BFI's Board co-chair) has been mapping short films documenting projects that work to restore and regenerate living systems around the world.

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.