Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Last Wednesday evening at Cooper Union in New York, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, named "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award" by Metropolis Magazine, presented its 2012 award to The Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a building standard framework and certification program that is defining the highest possible level of environmental performance in the built environment. Future of Fish took home the Challenge's runner-up award.
We were honored to be invited to participate on the jury this year and look forward to following the promising work of all of this year's nominees.
Capital Institute’s John Fullerton has been selected as a juror for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, an annual international design challenge awarding $100,000. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring attention to legacy of the challenge’s namesake. As one of the first engineers to contemplate the way design interacts with nature and society, he sought to create a world that worked for everyone through thoughtful innovation and deeply-considered policy. Bucky, as he liked to be called, contributed to the thinking of many of the earliest systems thinkers and understood the ideas at the core of system theory: “There are no solids. There are no things. There are only interfering and non-interfering patterns operative in pure principle, and principles are eternal.” And that, in many cases, the outcomes from “whole systems [is unpredictable] by the behavior of their parts taken separately.”
Learn more about the Buckminster Fuller and the work carried on in his name at BFI.org.