BFI is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge.
It has been our intention since we started the Fuller Challenge Program to increase the number of awards we are able to confer each year. Last year, in partnership with Interface, we conferred a special recognition prize to the Waterbank Schools project in Laikipia, Kenya.
This innovative recycling and community center for the Women's Association (ADATA) on Chira Island, Costa Rica, includes a work and social area. The center systemically tackles multiple immediate community needs simultaneously, presenting a comprehensive strategy to improve wellbeing and fill resource needs.
BFI held its seventh annual Fuller Challenge Award Ceremony and Celebration last week at The Wythe Hotel. Fuller Challenge Winner Kate Orff accepted the OmniOculi sculpture and $100,000 prize on behalf of Living Breakwaters and the SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC team.
A team of students has built a biodegradable drone using a mycelium-based chassis grown by 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative Design.
Kate Orff, founder of 2014 Fuller Challenge Winners Living Breakwaters, and Pete Malinowski, project director of the Billion Oyster project, speak in depth on their collaboration and the impact of the Bucky award on Brian Lehrer TV, of WNYC and NPR. See the interview here!
The press coverage of this year’s Fuller Challenge cycle has been massive—check out this recent article, with insights from Bucky, BFI staff, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and David Sorkin, co-chair of the Staten Island NY Rising Community Reconstruction Committee.
Gardens for Health is pioneering the integration of nutrition-based agriculture into the clinical care of malnutrition. The innovative group partners with rural Rwandan health clinics to implement healthcare strategies that include nutritional education and home gardens of nutrient-rich foods for each family.
2011 Fuller Challenge Winner Blue Ventures has formed a vibrant new network in Madagascar to advance integrated Population-Health-Environment initiatives. Read more about it here!
2014 Fuller Challenge Finalist the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic has released a policy report titled “From Curse to Cure”, which encompasses their broadened scope of work in policy and advocacy, in addition to the programmatic work highlighted in their Fuller Challenge proposal.