The Institute has opened a new library and learning lounge in Pescadero, California. Seated on 753 acres on the California coast, The Mushroom FARM (Future of Agriculture and Regenerative Movements) is regenerating the former Campbell’s Soup mushroom production facility into the leading example of localized food, power & water sovereignty & abundance.
We cordially invite you to dive into Design Science with us and become a member of BFI during our year-end membership drive. As Fuller said, “Our survival won’t depend on political or economic systems. It’s going to depend on the courage of the individual to speak the truth, and to speak it lovingly and not destructively.”
What does a method of slowing aircraft overrunning a runway have to do with the pioneering work of designer and futurist Buckminster Fuller?
For decades, eco-entrepreneur Andrew Ungerleider has drawn inspiration from the life and work of the late R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). An American original, Fuller considered himself an “emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.”
Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Abeer Sheikaly, a Jordanian woman working across sectors of architecture, design, fine art, and cultural production. She has designed and developed a unique tent, created with high performing structural fabric systems, exploring the social implications of creating homes for displaced communities. The development of her tent, Weaving a Home has been an ongoing process.
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.
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