Vol. 15 No. 10, October 2014


Vol. 15 No. 10, October 2014

Trimtab Vol. 15 No. 10

BFI Updates

Living Breakwaters Wins 2014 Fuller Challenge

Congratulations go to the 2014 Fuller Challenge Winner: Living Breakwaters, a visionary and comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project of SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC.


Join us as a member of our amazing international network of design revolutionaries! Please look out for an invitation in your in-box or your snail mail box to celebrate Bucky's 120th next year as a card carrying member of The Buckminster Fuller Institute!

Dymax Redux Exhibition On View Now!

That's right! BFI, in collaboration with the Wythe Hotel, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, is staging another exhibition of the finalists from our DYMAX REDUX map competition from 2013.

BFI at Bioneers

BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson hosted a standing room only panel session at Bioneer's 25th Anniversary Summit on October 17th. The talk included Dawn Danby of Autodesk, Erin Meezen from Interface and Jane Harrison of Waterbank Schools. Thank you to everyone who attended!


14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

Deeply respected BFI advisor Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green has just released a fantastic new resource, entitled "14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Well-being in the Built Environment".

Light Houses

One of Buckminster Fuller's enduring influences on the build environment is in the realm of lightweight dwellings. Phyllis Richardson highlights contemporary examples of light houses in Superlight: Rethinking How Our Homes Impact the Earth.

Maya Plugin for Complex 3D Shapes

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller, Liquid Buddha Studios has developed a plugin for Autodesk Maya that allows artists to "create highly complex geometric forms such as toroidal structures and tetrahedral designs."

Upcoming Events

Love Song Everywhere

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo are taking "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" to so many places, it is becoming hard to keep track of them all! Stops include Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, New Orleans, and Vancouver.

Bucky-inspired sculpture in Maine

As part of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA)'s 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Sean Patrick O'Brien will be exhibiting his geodesic sculptures, inspired by his time as caretaker of Bear Island.

Black Mountain Songs at BAM

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is performing a selection of songs inspired by the collaborative, interdisciplinary spirit of Black Mountain College, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Nov 20-23.

From The Idea Index

Dispatches from the Field: Gardens for Health International

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.

From the Store

Visit BFI's Dymaxion Marketplace Online

Take advantage of our continuing 30% off sale this month and be sure to check out both of our Dymaxion maps, the Woodcut and Raleigh editions. Posters are available at a reduced price of $17!

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