The Buckminster Fuller Institute has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present SPACESHIP EARTH, the true, stranger-than-fiction, the adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The
Medard Gabel is running a virtual 2020 Global Solutions Lab from June 21-29, 2020. Students and young professionals will be briefed by the UN experts (from the UN Development Program, UN Environmental Program, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, and other UN agencies) to develop comprehensive strategies for solving some of the world’s most critical problems and present their work to the UN.
Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Abeer Sheikaly, a Jordanian woman working across sectors of architecture, design, fine art, and cultural production. She has designed and developed a unique tent, created with high performing structural fabric systems, exploring the social implications of creating homes for displaced communities.
“We are facing a tremendous crisis, a crisis of consciousness. The turning point, the perceptive decision, the challenge, is not in politics, in religion, in the scientific world; it is in our consciousness. One has to understand the consciousness of mankind, which has brought us to this point.” - J. Krishnamurti