BFI Updates

AltStatement from New Board President

David McConville, BFI's new board president on the urgency of Fuller's ideas and the role BFI has to play in turning this ship around at such a critical time for our planet...

AltChallenge 2012: One Week to Enter!

There is only one week remaining to apply to the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Have you finished your application? More info.

AltElizabeth Thompson @ Bioneers

BFI Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson recently hosted a panel discussion on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge at the 2011 Bioneers Conference. Here's an update...


Trends and Perspectives

Farewell, Steve Jobs

Visionary, Apple co-founder and noted Bucky fan, Steve Jobs has passed away at 56. This article features a never-aired version of the 1997 Think Different ad campaign.

Dome-Home on NPR's Science Friday

Watch this feature on Kevin Sheas' beautiful and efficient dome home in Long Island, New York, complete with solar and wind power.

Planetary Boundaries Research

Research on identifying critical planetary boundaries and how we can create a "safe operating space for humanity" has gained momentum since its launch in 2009.



AltDomes of the World

Find, view and help amend this Domes of the World Resource, courtesy of Google Earth and The Geodesic Help Group.

AltLemelson MIT Grant

The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation recognizes individuals whose technological innovations improve the lives of impoverished people in the developing world.

AltUnreasonable Institute

The Unreasonable Institute is dedicated to connecting organizations that try to solve some of the world's biggest problems with the resources that they need to operate. Apply.

AltTriangle Modernist Houses

This site hosts an audio/visual archive with lots of work by Synergetics Inc. The dome construction firm founded by Bucky; later owned by chief designer TC Howard.

Designing Hope Collection

BFI Fellows Designing Hope, have partnered with 2009 Challenge Finalist, The Barefoot College, in a collaboration with Tilonia, to create a line of handcrafted textiles and gifts.



Black Mountain College Exhibition in New York

The exhibition Black Mountain College and Its Legacy has opened at the Loretta Howard Gallery and will continue through October.

Design Miami/ 2011

Coming at the end of November is the Design Miami 2011. You can learn more and find ticket info here. More announcements about the festival next month.

Synergetics Design Science Symposium Schedule

Peter Pearce and Michael Ben-Eli will speak at the Synergetics Collaborative's 3rd Biennial Design Science Symposium in November.


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