“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.” — R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion
The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is dedicated to finding, sharing and accelerating solutions that can radically advance human well-being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. We hope to bring together a generation of multidisciplinary pioneers who are working towards a world that works for 100% of life. You can find out more about BFI’s programs: www.bfi.org
Current BFI Programs
Trimtab Space Camp: BFI’s flagship course is an online learning experience on how to be better crew members of our living Spaceship Earth. Participants in Space Camp become part of a global community of comprehensive thinkers and doers who are looking to connect with each other to create a world that works for 100% of life. People from the world over share their ideas, questions, and opportunities, diving into systems thinking frameworks such as rapid prototyping, synergetics, traditional ecological knowledge, design thinking, permaculture and more.
Co-Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is an online platform that empowers people to discover the main intervention leverage points in ecology, equity and ego for radical systems change. Each chapter will address a specific intervention area. For instance,the first chapter illuminates how to grow the Blue Carbon movement, putting carbon back into the ocean and coastal ecosystems while creating more resilience to extreme weather and sea-level rise and empowering communities in the process.
Regenerosity: BFI’s core initiative in the application of regenerative principles and thinking, is a network and fund dedicated to accelerating the deployment of on-the-ground solutions. Regenerosity projects and organizations are already radically advancing human well-being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. BFI aims to support and deeply influence the ascendance of a new generation of design-science pioneers who are leading the creation of an abundant and restorative world economy that benefits all humanity.
Design Science Studio: an educational incubator for art, created as a partnership between the Buckminster Fuller Institute and habRitual, empowers creators to imagine a regenerative future. The Design Science Studio’s eight-month curriculum explores Buckminster Fuller’s principles of design science and beyond. The studio’s mission is collectively aimed at propelling the Regenaissance, a decade-long global movement that is bringing together (r)Evolutionary creators and thinkers to imagine, inspire and create a world that works for 100% of LIFE.