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

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.

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.

Dispatches from the Field: Design for America

Design for America trains and connects student-led teams as they learn and lead an innovation process that emphasizes empathy, experimentation, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Comprehensive Design + Science in St. Louis - Recap

BFI was recently in St. Louis, Missouri as a Program Partner in Marfa Dialogues/STL, a collaborative examination of artistic practice, climate change science and civic engagement. Couldn’t make it to St. Louis? Check out the full report here!


Don’t miss BFI at SXSW Eco this coming October 6th – 8th in Austin, TX with a "Straight To The Point" talk on taking action to change the world!