Plant Chicago was featured as a Semifinalist in the Fuller Challenge in 2011. In the lead up to their presentation at our symposia this week in St. Louis we circled back with them for updates on their work since their first application.
Ecovative Design, the 2013 winners of the Fuller Challenge, made history this summer with their contribution of 10,000 mushroom bricks to the 40-foot-tall installation titled Hy-Fi in the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1.
The review team has spent months pouring over applications submitted from dozens of countries and hundreds of project teams to the 2014 cycle of the Fuller Challenge. Take a look here to get to know some of the advisors contributing to our evaluation and jurying process. More will be announced as the Cycle continues!
We are thrilled to introduce our 2014 Fellows: Aasha Abdill and Megan Ahearn!
Since winning the Fuller Challenge six months ago, the team at Ecovative Design has grown their disruptive technology portfolio significantly.
BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson was recently featured in an interview by FOLD Magazine. The conversation covered our recent DYMAX REDUX contest last year, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and the role of designers in today's fast-changing world.
The innovative Waterbank School initiative is the first featured in our new series of updates from Fuller Challenge finalists. Read more about their trip to the Clinton Global Initiative, visionary new building designs, and their PITCHKenya, a rainwater-harvesting soccer stadium!
We received entries from a record 91 countries in this year’s Fuller Challenge award cycle. Proposals spanned the spectrum of human endeavor and included submissions covering everything from emergency shelter and urban design to community resilience and food system solutions; from inventions increasing the efficient use of energy resources to visionary arts interventions. The full list is below:
Thank you to all of the architects, activists, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, students, planners, and thought-leaders from all over the world who submitted their innovative solutions!
Do you have a breakthrough idea to solve some of the biggest challenges we face as a global community? Are you working to figure out just what kind of approach is adequate to the scale of the planetary problems facing humanity? Join us!