BFI Looking for Fall Interns

We are currently seeking 2 interns for the Fall Internship Program at the Buckminster Fuller Institute, 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.

BFI Relaunches its Membership Program!

We are thrilled to announce that as part of our celebration of Bucky's 120th birthday in 2015, BFI is launching an exciting new Membership Program! Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey to help us create a Membership Program that you want to be a part of.

Happy Birthday, Bucky!

On the occasion of the 119th revolution of the sun since his birth in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895, BFI is launching a year-long celebration of one of Universe’s most amazing pattern integrities – R. Buckminster Fuller!!

Ecovative at MoMA PS1

Ecovative Design, the 2013 winners of the Fuller Challenge, made history this summer with their contribution of 10,000 mushroom bricks to the 40-foot-tall installation titled Hy-Fi in the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1.

Fuller Challenge Review Team Hard at Work

The review team has spent months pouring over applications submitted from dozens of countries and hundreds of project teams to the 2014 cycle of the Fuller Challenge. Take a look here to get to know some of the advisors contributing to our evaluation and jurying process. More will be announced as the Cycle continues!

Dispatches From the Field: Waterbank Schools + Interface

The innovative Waterbank School initiative is the first featured in our new series of updates from Fuller Challenge finalists. Read more about their trip to the Clinton Global Initiative, visionary new building designs, and their PITCHKenya, a rainwater-harvesting soccer stadium!

Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson in conversation

Poet-farmer Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson of the Land Institute recently came together at the Cooper Union for a conversation about the current state of agriculture and the future of farming, hosted by Mark Bittman of The New York

From Argentina to Zambia and Back Again

We received entries from a record 91 countries in this year’s Fuller Challenge award cycle. Proposals spanned the spectrum of human endeavor and included submissions covering everything from emergency shelter and urban design to community resilience and food system solutions; from inventions increasing the efficient use of energy resources to visionary arts interventions.


Thank you to all of the architects, activists, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, students, planners, and thought-leaders from all over the world who submitted their innovative solutions!

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!