Social Impact Postings

Volunteer with BFI

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is on the hunt for a few stellar Earthians who would like to join us in pro-bono roles. We are building a network of volunteers who would like to offer their skills and talents to BFI so that we may be better equipped to chart a course for the future of Spaceship Earth. Projects include storytelling, design, and programming support.

Jeff Bridges - "We're All TrimTabs"

Jeff Bridges has produced a new movie inspired by Buckminster Fuller in which he insists we are all trimtabs.

As the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet

One only need look outside the window to understand that human-caused climate disruption is in overdrive.

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent.

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.

Cooperative Games and the Ecological Data Economy

Part 1: Metaphors and market design

Being a process, and seeing in relationships

Conceiving of ourselves as verbs rather than nouns, as processes rather than isolated individuals, facilitates this shift in perspective that makes us see the world and ourselves as coming into being through relationships.

Sistema Biobolsa and the Circular Economy in Kenya

2017 Fuller Challenge Finalist Sistema Biobolsa is contributing to the circular economy for farmers in developing countries around the world. Recent coverage highlighted a success story in Kenya.

BFI Board Member Jonathan Marvel Wants to Rewire Puerto Rico with Solar

Resilient Power Puerto Rico is a new project of Jonathan Marvel, BFI Board Member and Great-Nephew of Buckminster Fuller. He and a team of others are following in Fuller’s footsteps to create a holistic electrical plan for the island.

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.