BFI Updates

AltJoin Us in New York in June

Please join us to celebrate the winning solution of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge! Architecting the Future: June 8-10, New York City. More....

Alt2011 Challenge Finalists Announced

BFI is proud to share the Finalists of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge! Each finalist is providing a workable solution to some of the world’s greatest challenges...

AltBFI Director Elizabeth Thompson on

BFI Executive Director, Elizabeth Thompson recently spoke with about the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Listen... 


Trends and Perspectives

New Dark Sky Park

A new International Dark Sky Park has opened in Michigan. It is one of only ten spaces like this in the world! Read more...

Sustainable Prisons Project

In Washington State, the Sustainable Prisons Project works to keep inmates exposed to science and nature while reducing their ecological impact...

Greenhouse on Wheels

This fully functional mobile greenhouse will visit schools all around New York to educate students about bio-intensive agriculture. Watch...



AltGo Gifting

GiftFlow, is a new resource created by Yale students that combines craigslist with social networking. It nourishes an economy without the use of money.

AltIlluminating Election Ads

American designer, Andrew Thompson has found a novel use for the corrugated plastic signs that are superfluous during political elections.Look familiar?

Cooper Union Photo Archive

Cooper Union Library has shared a collection of images from their 100th anniversary ceremony in 1959. Notable figures, including Bucky, are pictured. See them here.

Thoughts on "The American Dream"

Listen to a unique broadcast from 1976 of a conversation between Bucky, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg.



Volunteers Needed!

BFI will need several volunteers to help produce our 3-day Architecting the Future events, June 8-10. If you would like to help for one or more days please contact us!

Concrete Geometries

The Architectural Association School in London presents an exhibition called 'Concrete Geometries' featuring the installation 'Dymaxion Sleep' until May 28th.

ReGeneration: Call for Submissions

The New York Hall of Science presents ReGeneration, a summer-long exhibition debuting in 2012 with related programming in and around NYSCI...


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