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Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome Exhibition opens at Toulouse International Arts Festival!

May 24th the Toulouse International Arts Festival opens with Fuller's 50 Foot Fly's Eye dome. Alice Rawsthorn announces the exhibition in the New York Times with "The Prescient Vision of a Gentle Revolutionist"


Woody Tasch joins the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Jury

We're excited to announce that Woody Tasch has joined the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge jury! Tasch is the founder and chairman of Slow Money, and the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.



BFI's Dymax Redux map contest entry deadline June 14th!

Register today for our DYMAX REDUX contest to redesign the Dymaxion Map for it's 70th birthday. You have until June 14th to show us your best collages, paintings, informative designs, and cartographic innovations! Read Gizmodo's take on the map here!





TRENDS + PERSPECTIVES

Richard Seyffert's Portraits of Fuller

BFI Managing Director, Pablo Freund, speaks to Robert Seyffert, a third generation portraitist about his uncle, Richard's relationship with Buckminster Fuller. Read the piece and see the paintings, here.




Leo Villareal's The Bay Lights

Leo Villareal (of New York's Buckyball), unveils The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, CA. Inspired by the bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through March 2015. For more of Villareal's work, click here.




Cummulous_1664 by Ciro Najle

Ciro Najle, an Argentinian architect and professor, presents his piece Cummulus_1664, a beautiful example of biomimicry and "geometric exuberance" has been exhibited at MCA Denverand at Le Laboratoire in Paris.





RESOURCES

Super-thin Graphene Produces Solar Electricity!

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a less-than-paper-thin Graphene surface that can produce electricity from solar energy at a comparable rate to solar panels. Next step, graphene paint to power your house! Read the Telegraph article here.


Studio Dror win Landmark Miami Competition!

2011 Challenge entrant, Studio Dror, wins the Dawntown Landmark Miami Competition with their proposal, Miamilift. To see more images, and read about their design process, read the DesignBoom article here.


Adam Werbach is SXSW Eco's First Keynote

SXSW Eco just announced activist and sustainable business expert Adam Werbach as their first 2013 keynote. Be sure to check out their Place by Design competition as well!





EVENTS

Savory Institute hosts conference in Boulder, CO

2010 Challenge winner, Allan Savory, will host the Savory Institute International Conference on June 27-29th in Boulder, CO. BFI's own David McConville and this year's newest Challenge juror, Woody Tasch will be speaking. To see the whole line-up and to register, click here.




Big Picture Small World's 2013 Design Science Lab

June 16 - 24, Big Picture Small World will host it's 2013 Design Science Lab in partnership with the UN, to introduce teens and young professionals to global problems, options, technology, culture, resources and what they can do to make a difference. More information on their website.




Center for Urban Pedagogy issues open call for teaching artists

CUP is seeking teaching artists to lead Urban Investigations in the fall of 2013. The teaching artists will work CUP and with high school students from two New York City public schools to a question about how the city works. Applications are due by email Monday, June 3rd. More info on CUP's site.





Peter Warshall (1940-2013)

This week we bid farewell to Peter Warshall, biodiversity and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, environmental activist and comprehensive steward of Spaceship Earth. Here he is speaking about Dreaming New Mexico, his 2009 Challenge Finalist project.