Celebrating Bucky throughout BFI’s 40th Anniversary
As we leave another year behind and turn the page to 2023, the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) looks forward to celebrating four-decades of educating, inspiring, and motivating countless people all around the world to be the change they wish to see. Following in Bucky’s footsteps, BFI’s history of trailblazing systems change alongside extraordinary people from all walks of life is celebrated annually on Dec 15th .
BFI’s work of spreading Bucky’s message is now more relevant to systems change than ever. In 2023, BFI plans on commemorating Buckminster Fuller’s rich legacy of service to humanity while at the same time, celebrating the many people that have been part of this incredible journey. Exciting projects include looking back over the past 40-years with exhibits, videos, quotes, and memories from people that have helped shape BFI’s focus over the years.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller
As we move forward in this decade of space exploration, many are asking the question, “Are we ready for changing paradigms? Are we ready to say good-by to archaic standards and ecologically unsustainable ways of living?”
Perhaps, our greatest challenge is to create the Utopian future envisioned by Buckminster Fuller? To propel us forward into the future, the disruptive geodesic dome was, perhaps, Fuller’s greatest contribution. A futurist and visionary thought leader without boundaries, Bucky’s vision was to make the world work for 100% of humanity by making humanistic-designed shelter affordable ‒ not just for some, but for everyone.
Bucky understood the principles of sacred geometry that lends the geodesic dome unsurpassed strength. Composed of inter-connected triangles, the American Institute of Architects has called the geodesic dome, “the strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space known to man”.
Found everywhere, including space, is a more recent scientific discovery of interlocked carbon molecules. Resembling the spherical configuration of Fuller’s geodesic domes ‒ these molecules have been aptly named, Fullerenes or Buckyballs. In 2010, NASA’s Spitzer (infrared space telescope) first confirmed spotting buckyballs in remnants of a white-dwarf star.
You are invited to join BFI in celebrating their 40th Anniversary! Visit BFI to learn about helping make their year-end campaign a success.
Today, thousands of geodesic dome structures can be seen all over the world! Dome uses are versatile and limited only by one’s imagination. And, if Pacific Domes has anything to say about it, domes hold the promise of a bright future for spaceship earth ‒ as well as, for off-planet exploration.
“A Fuller Dome Experience” — Pacific Domes