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.

Welcome Shana Rappaport to the BFI Board of Directors

BFI is honored to welcome Shana Rappaport to our Board of Directors. In her role as Vice President and Executive Director of VERGE with GreenBiz Group, Shana has spent the last six years building and scaling the premier global event series focused on accelerating the clean economy and addressing the climate crisis.

The 'architecture of life' described by computer modeling

While most of biology and medicine focus on the key roles genes and chemicals play in the formation and control of living systems, the spatial arrangement of the components that make up those systems and the physical forces they experience are being increasingly recognized as equally important.

Developer's plans to build condominium complex raise concerns over Buckminster Fuller's oldest extant geodesic dome

While Buckminster Fuller and his geodesic domes may have gotten special mention in Jeff Bridges' recent Golden Globes speech, his oldest extant lattice-shelled structure is in the news for a less gl

Lectures, tours and workshops highlight fiftieth anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s design revolution

In 1969, designer, scientist, developer, writer and Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor Buckminster Fuller published his manifesto for a design revolution. Now, fifty years later, Fuller’s work will be recognized as part of the Charles D. Tenney Lecture series at SIU.

Jeff Bridges Mentioned Buckminster Fuller and Geodesic Dome at the 2019 Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges was honored at the 2019 Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in film. Many people watching his acceptance speech, though, thought he was channeling his character in one particular film—The freewheeling, pot-loving Dude from The Big Lebowski.

Thank you Kirk Bergstrom For Your Board Leadership

Thank you to Kirk Bergstrom for serving on our board of directors for the past 13 years. Kirk has served as Vice Chair and given a tremendous amount of assistance to program strategy, design, and implementation. Kirk is a storyteller, educator, and entrepreneur whose work throughout his career has framed a planetary perspective and encouraged active citizenship.

Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world’s oceans

The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to “deep life” studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of all the world’s oceans.

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by humans worldwide. But decades of fire suppression, warming temperatures and drought have increased wildfire risks—turning California's forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by humans worldwide. But decades of fire suppression, warming temperatures and drought have increased wildfire risks—turning California's forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring.

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:

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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.