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.

Thank You To Jessica Lipnack

It is with both sadness for us and excitement for her that we report Jessica Lipnack, BFI’s co-chair, is stepping down from the board. Jessica has played a critical role over the past two years, providing invaluable assistance during the Institute’s move from NYC to San Francisco.

Long Now Seminars on Long Term Thinking

The Long Now Foundation has a provocative monthly seminar series that encourages long-term thinking. You can view the archive of talks on their site and if you are in San Francisco, see one in person. Join as a member for access to high resolution videos and free tickets to the talks.

Living Future 2018

The Living Future unConference will take place in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4. This gathering focuses on cross-industry collaboration and bringing a diversity of voices to the room. Purchase your tickets and get ready to meet a whole community of people dedicated to regenerative community development.

Systems Practice: A Practical Approach to Move from Impossible to Impact

Acumen+ and Omidyar have teamed up to offer a course in systems practice. Read this article to learn about a team’s experience with the class as well as the difference between Design Thinking and Systems Thinking. Sign up for the class here.

International Living Future’s Biophilic Design Map

The 2012 Fuller Challenge winner, Living Building Challenge has a new map of examples of biophilic design from around the world.

Soil Carbon Cowboys Videos

Enjoy these videos about a new type of cowboy that farms carbon in addition to grazing cattle. Stories come from all over the United States and tell stories of cascading benefits that result from managing carbon.

Biophilia Resources from Terrapin

Terrapin Bright Green offers some great research and resources for Biophilic design. Biophilia is the human desire to affiliate with nature. Practicing biophilic design can lower stress, increase productivity and improve moods.

What is Regenerative Development?

The Regenesis group is a design consultancy that specializes in a regenerative approach to land use, community development and the built environment. They have created an illuminating video series introducing basic concepts of Regenerative Development.

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.

Rare Bucky interviews released by Art on Air
Tennae Maki

BFI volunteer Tennae Maki contributed her efforts to a series of audio interviews with Bucky, recorded in 1976 upon the publication of And It Came To Pass—Not To Stay, and hosted by noted literary critic Charles Ruas at Art On Air.

Tensegrity Dome in Tokyo

A team of professors and students at the University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab has built a beautiful tensegrity dome using inflated steel "pillows" and steel tension wires.

Ecovative's Eben Bayer on biomaterials (video)

Check out the video of Eben Bayer, CEO of 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative speaking recently on a panel about renewable energy at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia.

Dome homes in the press

Dome homes have been seeing a fair bit of press coverage in the past few months, some of which we've featured in previous issues of Trimtab. Here are a couple more!