BFI Updates

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AltFuller & Foster at Design Miami

RBF's newly restored Fly's Eye Dome and reconstructed Dymaxion 4 will be on view at Design Miami, the global forum for leading edge design, this November and December!

AltChallenge Review Kicks Off

Your applications are in and the review process of the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge has commenced. Here is a message from the review team...

AltBFI Spans the Globe Seeking Challenge Contenders

This Fall, events spanned the country and the globe via web-convened Q&A sessions with our Challenge review team. See more here.


Introducing new BFI Social Innovation Research Fellow, Pablo Freund Lanfranco. 'Buckyfy Wall Street' is the first in a new blog series he will curate called Dymaxion Fourm.

AltSeeking E-Donations for Office

As a non-profit we rely on donations, and because of an upsurge in volunteers at the BFI, we are seeking help in the form of your leftover or underused electronics...


Trends and Perspectives

ASM Dome Renovation Coverage

Here are some stunning photographs of the renovation of the ASM International HQ dome. Also see coverage from Metropolis magazine.

Bucky Excites

Here are two instances of the way Bucky's ideas are constructively channeled amidst the Occupy movement across America; in Maine and Illinois.

Design Solutions for Health

Safepoint has invented a self-destructing syringe to fight the spread of illness. This article demonstrates the strength of mere design solutions in major social issues.



AltSavory Institute Animation

Beautiful animated introduction to the work of the Savory Institute, the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner...

AltSurfing the Waves of Change

This engaging animation explores the idea of community resilience using surfers as a metaphor. The project is a produced by Cultivate of Ireland.

AltNovum Cover Pushes the Limits

We enjoy this video of the production of the cover of Novum's 11/11 issue. "The result is a metamorphosis of paper, inspired by the one and only Richard Buckminster Fuller."



Design with the Other 90% at the UN

This Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's exhibit is open to the public until January. On November 30, there is a briefing at the UN by the exhibit's curator.

Finch's 'Lunar' atop The Art Institute

Artist Spencer Finch's Lunar, a solar-powered, buckyball-shaped spacecraft sculpture is installed above the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing. More at artdaily.

Dome Erected in NY Financial District

On Novemeber 7th, after a call for participants artist Liz Glenn and a team assembled a playground-style dome in New York City's Financial District.


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