BFI Updates

AltCall for Entries: 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Now in its fifth cycle. The gates are open for your submissions to the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge! Find the call for entries here.

AltPast Winners Update

This page will be updated whenever we hear latest news from past winners of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Have a look.

AltSavory Profile in Gaurdian UK

Last month, 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner Alan Savory's work was featured in Gaurdian UK.


Trends and Perspectives

Power From Thin Air

Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by ambient electromagnetic frequencies. Read on...

Good Looking vs. Responsible Design

Can designers stay socially responsible while still producing marketable goods and commodities? Compare and Contrast.

Spray-On Solar Energy

Quantum dots are seen as a promising route to low-cost solar cells because the particles can be sprayed onto surfaces much like paint.

Korean Textbooks Go Digital

Remember Fuller's vision of two-way visual interfaces for education? South Korea schools' textbooks will go completely digital by 2015. More...



AltNYT: Bucky More Relevant Than Ever

The mainstream re-emergence of urban planning has lead the New York Times to publish this article noting the significance of Bucky's legacy.

AltSouth Pole Dome Chronology

The Antarctic Sun has provided a detailed update to the history of the geodesic dome that sat at the South Pole for many years.

AltBucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth: Exhibition Video

Watch Norman Foster speak about Bucky as a part of his exhibiton at the Marta Herford Museum in Germany.

'Cuboctohedron Revisited'

From scholarly journal, Design: Principles and Practices: a piece about precedents in ancient history that align with some of Bucky's biggest ideas. Download the PDF.



Openings: 'Clouds'

Next month, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's 'Clouds,' an installation that recalls Fuller's design opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Ecocity World Summit 2011

The 9th International Ecocity Conference convenes August 22-26th in Montreal Canada. More info.

Food & Farming @ Bioneers

Take a look at this agricultural preview of events taking place at Bioneers this year.


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