Dymaxion Forum

The Dymaxion Forum is dedicated to gathering the most interesting, up-to-date information, viewpoints, and observations advancing the legacy of Buckminster Fuller on Spaceship Earth today and into the future.

WINNERS OF THE YUN FOUNDATION INCENTIVE PRIZE

The Buckminster Fuller Institute and The Yun Foundation are thrilled to announce the winners of the Incentive Prize. We would like to congratulate Anthony Myint and Joshua Seims, the two winners, for their stellar contributions to design science solutions addressing our planet’s most crucial issues

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: TECHNE VERDE LAUNCHING COMMUNITAS.ZONE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK 

Communitas.Zone is an integrated private communication and collaboration network designed for social change leaders, communities and organizations creating positive change worldwide. 

SPACESHIP EARTH MEMEFEST: BLUE CARBON 

Blue Carbon initiatives -- a new wave of ocean conservation efforts -- are among the best levers we have to reverse global warming while also boosting the health of local communities and increasing resilience to extreme weather, sea-level rise.

SHOJI SADAO, QUIET VISIONARY

We are saddened to announce that Shoji Sadao passed away on November 3rd in Japan at the age of 92.

LIFT ECONOMY'S NEXT MBA

Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values?

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT: GOOD MACHINE

In the near future, a fleet of autonomous undersea robots will dramatically accelerate regenerative aquaculture by planting heat-resistant coral 10 times faster than current human planting techniques.  And elsewhere, scalable solar-powered refrigeration units will help reduce rotting wastage in small-hold fishing communities.

JRSM — PARADISE LOST AGAIN, BRUSSELS EXHIBITION

Buckminster Fuller created and patented the Dymaxion Map, a world projection with the negligible distortion which can accurately display at a glance global information such as human migration patterns and the distribution of natural resources.

BFI IS CO-HOSTING HACK FOR EARTH

BFI is proud to announce that we are co-hosting Hack For Earth on November 2-3, 2019 in San Francisco. This event is an accelerator where technology meets ecology. Twelve teams will compete and collaborate to inspire the audience for earth-centered technological solutions. BFI will be creating our open-source Cooperating Manual for Spaceship Earth wiki as one of the participants.

Drawdown Virtual

Project Drawdown, co-founded by Executive Director of BFI, Amanda Joy Ravenhill, is partnering with Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown — Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown, on September 16-19, 2019.

FELLOWSHIP FOR CHANGING INITIATIVES

Humanity is in a critical moment and we need systems-level change to ensure that today’s solutions don’t become tomorrow’s problems. Across all sectors, incentives award the outdated, mechanistic, reductionist, and fragmented approaches to progress. We invite you to imagine an alternative path. 

Danish People's Dome to be Permanent

The stunning deconstructed-geodesic dome designed by architects Tejlgaard & Jepsen as a temporary structure for Denmark's annual Folkemødet festival has been adapted for permanent year-round use.

Ephemeralizing Indie Publishing

Ephemeralization, isn't just limited to architecture and design - witness the rise of digital and online publishing.

The Physics of the Olympics

With the 2014 Winter Olympics on in Sochi, what better way is there to get the young ones (and the young-at-heart) interested in physics?

Tensegrity tower wins Santiago radio tower competition

A team of architects Smiljan Radic, Gabriela Medrano, and Ricardo Serpell has designed a stunning tensegrity tower for their winning submission for a new radio antenna/public landmark in Santiago, Chile.

Bucky talking Semantics at San Quentin

Apparently Johnny Cash and BB King aren't the only ones who played live at San Quentin! Here's Bucky, delivering a talk about semantics to the inmates at San Quentin State Prison in 1959.

UNICEF makes smartphone app that's actually useful

UNICEF has put together an app that encourages its users to put down their phones, so that children around the world can have something they actually can't live without: water.

US Govt. warns of systemic risks from climate change

As seen in the aftermath of recent weather-related disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, our infrastructure and built environment will experience an increasing number of systemic knock-on effects due to the impact of climate change and its shifting of the climatic norm.

Love Song in Miami (and Philly and Austin)

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo will be hard at work in March and April, bringing The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller to the Colony Theatre in Miami on March 22, and to Philadelphia and Austin in April as well.

Here's the current schedule of screenings:

Buckyfy Wall Street!
Pablo Freund

Consistently ahead of his time, Buckminster Fuller deeply believed in humanity’s capacity to overcome obstacles and succeed. By virtue of his study of the world, his life’s work has become deeply influential, his reputation legendary.