BFI announces the 2016 Fuller Challenge Fellowship program, open for applications until March 12, 2016. The Fellowship Program is meant to enhance rigorous discourse in the Fuller Challenge review process by bringing additional voices and perspectives into the discussion. Click for information on how to apply.
BFI has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, planners, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, activists, and students worldwide to submit original solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. This year's final deadline is April 1st, 2016 17:00 ET.
In 2015, the Fuller Challenge received the most geographically diverse pool of applicants to date. In January, the 2016 Fuller Challenge cycle will begin. Click for a summary of the 2015 cycle and important announcements about the 2016 cycle.
Congratulations to the Winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge, GreenWave, a non-profit organization that has designed the world’s first multi-species 3D ocean farms. GreenWave aims to restore ocean ecosystems and create jobs in coastal communities by transforming fishers into restorative ocean farmers. Click to read more!
In partnership with the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, The Buckminster Fuller Institute will celebrate the work of the Winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge and five Finalists on the evening of November 19th at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Please join us to honor the accomplishments of these outstanding teams.
The evening will entail a short program about the Fuller Challenge, followed by the awarding of the Omnioculi prize sculpture and $100,000 check to the Winner of the Challenge.
BFI is thrilled to announce the 2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists. Out of more than 400 entrants, these 15 initiatives advanced through a rigorous review process, evaluated for adherence to our unique criteria: visionary, comprehensive, anticipatory, ecologically responsible, feasible, and verifiable.
2014 Fuller Challenge Special Award Recipient Thunder Valley will be celebrating the ground breaking for their Regenerative Community Development on June 22 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. A short documentary has just been released chronicling their visionary work bringing this project, a catalyst for economic development, health equity, workforce development, and innovation to fruition. Take a look here to see whole systems design in action!