We are now two months into what BFI is calling “the second Design Science Decade” and we are right on track to fulfill Fuller’s vision of retooling the world to work for 100% of life in 10 years. We are working with our advisors and members to update the original 1965-1975 Design Science Decade documents, starting with a new version of the original five two-year phases.
Regen Network - Platform for a Thriving Planet - is an ecological contracting platform startup that offers businesses, governments, and institutions a simple way to regenerate the world’s ecosystems. Our platform allows organizations to effectively connect and make agreements with a global network of land stewards, farmers, and conservationists whose work results in clean air and water, enhanced biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and other ecosystem services.
Disruptive Matter at the Hong Kong K11 ATELIER Museum, will run from January 16 - February 17, 2020, and explore and celebrate current groundbreaking transformations emerging globally in our shift towards a renewable, post-fossil world. The exhibition brings together a wide range of projects, products, artworks and ideas from the areas of design, engineering, art and industry from pioneers truly pushing the boundaries in their fields.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute and The Yun Foundation are thrilled to announce the winners of the Incentive Prize. We would like to congratulate Anthony Myint and Joshua Seims, the two winners, for their stellar contributions to design science solutions addressing our planet’s most crucial issues
Anthony Myint: Restore California
Restore California is a statewide program launching in January 2020 to engage the public in creating a renewable food system by making direct payments of a few cents per meal, enabling farmers to reverse global warming.
Communitas.Zone is an integrated private communication and collaboration network designed for social change leaders, communities and organizations creating positive change worldwide.
Blue Carbon initiatives -- a new wave of ocean conservation efforts -- are among the best levers we have to reverse global warming while also boosting the health of local communities and increasing resilience to extreme weather, sea-level rise.
Blue carbon refers to carbon stored and sequestered in marine environments and includes the carbon fixed in coastal blue carbon (mangroves, seagrasses, macroalgae, and salt marshes) and oceanic blue carbon (phytoplankton, marine animals, and other open ocean biota).
We are saddened to announce that Shoji Sadao passed away on November 3rd in Japan at the age of 92. We send
our kind condolences to Shoji's wife Tsuneko Sadao of Tokyo, his family and his many friends and colleagues around
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Buckminster Fuller created and patented the Dymaxion Map, a world projection with the negligible distortion which can accurately display at a glance global information such as human migration patterns and the distribution of natural resources. It is the vision of a world where all parties are equal and all men and women are free, similar to the spirit of Marcel Broodthaers' Map of the Poetic World. JRSM - Paradise Lost Again, a VUB Brussels Exhibition curated by Hans De Wolf, uniquely displays the work of Fuller, through the Proximus SA Dymaxion Map tapestry.
BFI is proud to announce that we are co-hosting Hack For Earth on November 2-3, 2019 in San Francisco. This event is an accelerator where technology meets ecology. Twelve teams will compete and collaborate to inspire the audience for earth-centered technological solutions. BFI will be creating our open-source Cooperating Manual for Spaceship Earth wiki as one of the participants.