Buckminster Fuller Institute

Buckminster Fuller Institute

To catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges confronting the global community.

Since 1983, the Buckminster Fuller Institute has served as a clearinghouse for information about architect/inventor/author/visionary R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, who saw himself as an "anticipatory design scientist" working to advance socially responsible solutions to a variety of global issues, including affordable housing, education, energy shortages, ecological destruction, and poverty. BFI maintains a detailed inventory of the practices and principles informing Fuller's approach to design innovation — including, until 1999, the Fuller Archive, which has since moved to the Stanford University Libraries. The , an annual competition launched in 2007, offers a $100,000 prize for a socially responsible design solution.

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