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.

Fighting Fire with Finance

The Center for the Force Majeure, finalists of the Fuller Challenge, are eco-artists who take a whole systems approach, merging environmental, social and economic patterns of organization with the goal of generating comprehensive complex systems where human stewardship is a the service of environmental stewardship.

Fourth Annual Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

The Biomimicry Institute launched their fourth annual challenge, focused on finding nature-inspired solutions to mitigate, adapt to, and/or reverse climate change.

Welcome Ting Kelly, BFI’s Newest Board Member

We are thrilled to have Ting Kelly join us on the BFI Board of Directors. Ting is a creative and talented designer and strategist. She specializes in human-centered design, global innovation ecosystems and experience design.

Energy Lab Accelerator

Apply by February 18, 2018, to attend the Energy Lab that takes place in Sydney, Australia next May. The Lab is designed to support new energy businesses in their launch and growth stages.

Katapult Future Fest

Katapult Future Fest will take place May 14-16, 2018, in Oslo, Norway. The Fest is a three-day experience with speakers, concerts, workshops, and more. The participants are a blend of tech entrepreneurs, futurists, and impact investors focused on creating a responsible future.

World Forum on Urban Forests

Urban forestry is getting its own global forum in November, 2018, in Italy. Watch this fact-filled video to learn more about the importance of trees in our cities.

Chasing Coral

“Chasing Coral” is a moving documentary about Earth’s coral reefs and the increase in bleaching events over the past few years due to warming ocean temperatures. The ocean absorbs 93% of heat trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. Without our oceans, the average air temperature would be 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Accelerator Selection Tool

The Accelerator Selection Tool is a new resource to assist social entrepreneurs. The tool contains the most comprehensive list of accelerators, incubators, business plan competitions, and fellowship programs focused on positive impact in the world. "Did you know that it takes an entrepreneur an average of 60 hours to determine which accelerator programs to apply for?

Explorable Explanations

Explorables is a fun site that collects tools and games for learning through play. It is curated by a group of artists, coders, and educators and includes over 90 resources for learning about a wide variety of subjects from physics to philosophy.

Support the Martin Peña Relief Fund

After facing the devastation from the Fall, 2017 hurricanes, power loss, and destruction to homes for more than 26,000 residents of Caño Martín Peña, Puerto Rico, are in need of help.

Accelerating Acceleration: Towards Tomorrow
Pablo Freund

Since the invention of the printing press, the scientific and thought advances of man have spread throughout the world at ever increasing rates, extending to millions an education that was historically exclusive to just a lucky few. Knowledge has catalyzed knowledge in what R. Buckminster Fuller described as the ever-increasing wealth of the world.

Specialized in Generality
Pablo Freund

Buckminster Fuller is best known for the invention of the Geodesic Dome. The structure’s remarkable properties allow it to be built to any size, while maximizing the ratio of internal volume to external surface area. Thousands of domes have been built providing relief to disaster victims, strength to military compounds, awe to audiences in concert halls, and prestige to the U.S.

Making the World Work
Pablo Freund

In the late months of 1927, a desperate man stood at the shores of Lake Michigan contemplating ending his own life. Despite a privileged upbringing and honorable service to his country as a Navy officer, at age 32 he found himself defeated; grief stricken by the passing of his young daughter due to illness, and yearning for his wife and newborn away from him in New York City.

Portraits of Buckminster Fuller by Richard Seyffert
Pablo Freund

In 1979, Richard and his wife Valerie visited Bucky at his family home in Bear Island, Maine.

Public Lab DIY kits

2013 Fuller Challenge Finalist Public Lab for Open Science and Technology hosts an impressive catalog of open source toolkits on their site ranging from Water Quality Sensors to Indoor Air Quality and Kite Mapping kits.

Mushroom Tower for PS1

2013 Fuller Challenge winner Ecovative is in production on 10,000 living mushroom bricks for a 40-foot tower to be installed in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 as part of their Young Architects Program.

Échale a Tu Casa wins B Corp award

2013 Fuller Challenge Runner Up Échale a Tu Casa has been recognized as one of the “Best for the World” companies by B Corp.

Buckminster Fuller's Dome Home to be restored

Good news! Minnesota-based Dome, Inc. will be initiating the long-awaited preservation work on Buckminster Fuller's Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois with a public ground-breaking on April 19.

Carbondale restoration under way

Blair Wolfram's Dome Inc. recently held the groundbreaking for their restoration of Buckminster Fuller's Dome Home in Carbondale, IL, on April 19th.

Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional
Pablo Freund

Pablo Freund details the rise of the generalist, adept in working with multidisciplinary and comprehensive approaches to the complex issues of our time.