Vol. 15 No. 9, September 2014


Vol. 15 No. 9, September 2014

Trimtab Vol. 15 No. 9

BFI Updates

2014 Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced

We are thrilled to formally announce our seven 2014 Finalists for the Fuller Challenge: each of these outstanding projects demonstrate inspiring examples of whole systems approaches that do not lend themselves easily to simple sound bites—we invite you to dig deeply into each project on our website to learn more!

Community Survey results

Thank you for participating in the first BFI Community Survey! With an overwhelming number of respondents indicating interest in volunteer opportunities, local events and other programmatic avenues for greater involvement, we look forward to this next year of celebrations with your support!

BFI at Bioneers

BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson will convene leading women designers at the upcoming Bioneers conference for a workshop titled "Designing a World for the 100%, by the 100%", on October 17.


Cosmomimicry: We’re The Universe Mattering

With the Bioneers Conference just around the corner, we are excited to bring you this episode of the Bioneers Radio Program with BFI Board Chair David McConville. He talks about our historical models of the Universe and how they inform our place in it.

Thinking like a Trimtab

With an estimated 400,000 people recently in the streets of New York for the People's Climate March, it is becoming ever more apparent that significant efforts must be made across society to confront climate change. But how do we go about making these large-scale changes?

NYC, Built by Women

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is now accepting applications for Built By Women, a list of 100 NYC structures and built environments designed and/or constructed by women.

Upcoming Events

596 Acres Benefit Event

BFI Catalyst Program participant 596 Acres and their Living Lots project is hosting a Brooklyn fundraiser on October 2.

Lessons from "Lessons from Modernism"

BFI Programming Partner The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design is hosting a lecture and reception for their groundbreaking new book Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925 - 1970 on October 2.

Dymaxion Globe Workshop at the Boston Public Library

Come to the Boston Public Library on October 7 and build your very own Dymaxion Globe!

Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer

2014 Catalyst Program partner Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and will be at their Washington D.C. museum on October 10th.

Love Song in Portland (Maine) and Vancouver

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo will be taking "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" on the road to Portland, Maine, and Vancouver in October and November.

Design for Social Innovation Open House

BFI Outreach Partner, The School of Visual Arts is the first Design for Social Innovation MFA program for leaders who will use the power of design to solve human and business problems. Join them at their open house in New York on November 7.

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Local Futures - International Society for Ecology and Culture and the Cooper Union will be hosting an event entitled Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, as the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) on November 8.

From The Idea Index

Dispatches from the Field: Sanergy Empowering Sanitation Entrepreneurs

2011 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist Sanergy is in the news again for their whole systems approach to solving the sanitation crisis in Kenya.

From the Store

Visit BFI's Dymaxion Marketplace Online

BFI’s 30th year in existence is coming to an end, and we want to celebrate by giving 30% off on all store sales! This season, bring home Bucky in the form of tote bags, t-shirts, maps, educational toys and much more.

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