Record number of Challenge entries received!!

Invitation from the Buckminster Fuller Institute

Do you have a breakthrough idea to solve some of the biggest challenges we face as a global community? Are you working to figure out just what kind of approach is adequate to the scale of the planetary problems facing humanity? Join us!

Criteria and Questions for the Challenge

While putting together your application, it would be helpful to keep in mind the following criteria for the Challenge, as well as the questions for this year’s cycle, as listed here.

Nature as Measure

BFI is co-sponsoring a landmark food movement event at The Cooper Union on April 4th, 2014. Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, and Mark Bittman will discuss scenarios for successful food systems and the future of farming.

The Countdown Begins

One month left to enter the Challenge!

Bucky and Cosmopoetics at NYU

BFI Board Chair David McConville and Joachim Krausse, another erudite Bucky scholar, will be speaking at Cosmopoetics: A Symposium on (Post-)Modern Epistemology at NYU's Deutsches Haus on Friday, March 7. It should be an interesting day, so make sure you put it on your calendar!

Whole Earth Summit

BFI Board Chair David McConville, Buckminster Fuller Challenge winners Jason McLennan and Allan Savory, 2 finalists, and 4 jurors are all set to speak as part of the Whole Earth Summit, a free online conference happening March 11-14.

RBF at the Storefront for Art + Architecture

BFI will be attending the release of a new book about Fuller, R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC on Tuesday, Feb 25 at 7pm. See you there!

Save the dates: April 4 & 17

BFI is planning an exciting series of symposia with The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design—Paul Hawken, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Mark Bittman and Janine Benyus are all on their way to the Great Hall! More details to follow!

Accepting Applications: Fuller Challenge Cycle Open Now!

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Fuller Challenge! Answer the call of Buckminster Fuller: "make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”