Buckminster Fuller Institute

360 Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

September 15 to September 19, 2010
Open House: September 17, 4:30- 8pm; reception 6:30 pm

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. We aim to deeply influence the ascendance of a new generation of design-science pioneers who are leading the creation of an abundantand restorative world economy that benefits all humanity.

Our programs combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with acomprehensive approach to design. We encourage participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.By facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design andtechnology, our work extends the profoundly relevant legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. In this way, we strive to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual international design Challenge awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. It attracts bold, visionary, tangible initiatives focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world’s complex problems.

In conjunction with the Zero1 Festival, The Buckminster Fuller Institute invites you to a small exhibition that will showcase design solutions tackling some of the world’s most entrenched problems, submitted to The Buckminster Fuller Challenge– socially-responsible design’s highest award. In addition The Dymaxion Timeline will be on display. It provides a timeline outlining the trajectory of R. Buckminster Fuller’s – one of the 20th century’s most important design pioneers– career including images and texts representing his most important ideas and artifacts from the geodesic dome to the Dymaxioncar.