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BFI Updates

The Challenge Celebrates 5 Years of Winning Solutions!

BFI is celebrating the completion of the fifth cycle of The Buckminster Fuller Challenge. This video highlights each of the winners.

Alt2010 Challenge Winner, Allan Savory on TED2013

Allan Savory speaks at the TED2013 Talent Search on desertification solutions around the world and how livestock management can address current failings.

Alt2012 Challenge Runner-Up, Eco Fuel Africa in the New York Times

2012 Juror, Alice Rawsthorn talks to our 2012 Honorable Mention, Sanga Moses about the significance of his work with Eco Fuel Africa.

Alt2009 Challenge Winner, Hiriko in the New York Times

2009 Challenge winner, MIT Media Labs have been receiving well-deserved recognition for the production of Hiriko, their urban transport system. Check out the NYT article here!


Trends and Perspectives

Seattle's Food Forest

In case you are interested in keeping up with the plans for Seattle's experimental urban Beacon Food Forest. We've been keeping an eye on it from here at the BFI! read more.

Student Project: Filtration Block

Elaine Tong made a beautiful modular air filtration unit, based off of Weaire Phelan geometry. More about the project here.

Student Project: Favela Cloud

We heard about this experiment in self-organizing modular space for Favelas and we loved the design and beautiful renderings. Check it out!



AltNaked Value Pre-Release

Howard Brown's Naked Value is now available. The book examines how smart businesses optimize their resource use, produce less waste, and give customers what they want!

AltTedxLA Miracle Mile: The Invisible Revolution

Howard Brown, author (above), speaks at the TEDx Conference on "The Invisible Design Revolution" in design and material efficiency.

AltDavid McConville on Visualizing Big Data

David McConville's lecture and panel discussion with Kenji Williams and Ed Parsons on Big Data at 2012's Aspen Ideas Festival.

AltContribute to the Bucky Tumblr Page

Please continue to submit and browse a cornucopia of Bucky media on the web and make this an even more enriching resource.Ā 

Mobile domes

Check out Zendomes mobile architecture. They've developed an innovative and simply constructed, dome model and they're providing spaces for events around the world.



AltBFI at Bioneers

BFI will be presenting a panel discussion on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge at the Bioneers Conference in CA, Sunday, October 21st. Register for the weekend.

Bucky & Black Mountain College

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy, September 28-30 in North Carolina.

BFI & Long Now

BFI is planning an event with The Long Now Foundation on October the 18th in San Francisco. More details to come, save the date!

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller live in Seattle

The live documentary with live score by Yo La Tengo, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is going to the Moore Theater in Seattle, September 11!

3D Print Show

Our network in London has the opportunity this year to go to the 3D Print Trade Show to see experiments lectures and seminars on one of today's fastest changing technologies!


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