BFI Updates

AltBFI Needs Your Support!

We have had a great start thus far, but still need to raise $12,000 in 16 days to reach our end of year fundraising goal. For everyone that believes in the valuable work of BFI please take part and lend your support today!

Alt2011 Challenge Jury is Announced!

See the amazing group of international systems thinkers and design pioneers that have been invited to select this year's winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, here.


Trends and Perspectives

Antarctic Dome Returns to Base

Sections of the recently dismantled South Pole dome to be displayed in Seabee museum. More info here.

Ecomachines Use Plants and Animals for Low Impact Water Treatment

A video update on the work of Dr. John Todd, 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner. Continue at

Nanotubes Will Make Buildings Move

Brooklyn architects Martina Decker and Peter Yeadon are using carbon nanotubes to experiment with new building materials that move without a motor. Via

Europe's supergrid gets a big boost

Ten European countries have signed an agreement to generate electricity from the waters of the North Sea and deliver it across the continent. Via CosmicLog at



AltModel a Parametric Version of Fuller’s Dymaxion House

Only a few days left to enter the first DesignByMany Challenge, sponsored by HP. More info here.


A Bay Area based non-profit dedicated to creating a new generation of environmental stewards and leaders.



R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe

Journey through the universe on Spaceship Earth with the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century as your guide. More info here.

2point5-D+, by Haresh Lalvani

11 November 2010 – January 17, 2011
de Castellane Gallery
525 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

SNEC Events in Cambridge

Geometry Activity with George Hart of the Museum of Mathematics and "Building on Dr. Marvin Solit's Work" seminar.
January 22 & 23, 2011

TetraMap - Making the Connections

An innovative and practical learning event featuring dynamic international experts.
February 22 & 23, 2011
Auckalnd, New Zealand


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