Living Breakwaters Wins 2014 Fuller Challenge

BFI is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge.

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!

Dymax Redux, redux

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. Details below:

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!

30% off All Store Items

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!

2014 Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 7th cycle, The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, planners and scientists, from all over the world to submit their game-changing solutions to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

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.

Sheila Kennedy wins 2014 Berkley-Rupp prize

2011 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist Sheila Kennedy, principal of KVA Matx, a design firm known for material innovation in architecture and urbanism, has been awarded the prestigious Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture and sustainability.

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.

BFI Looking for Fall Interns

Now accepting applications for BFI’s Fall Internship Program, which provides opportunities for individuals seeking to gain experience in the non-profit sector and participate in initiatives that advance global problem solving strategies through BFI's programs.