Who doesn’t love Buckminster Fuller – the utopian American architect, designer, philosopher and inventor of the Geodesic Dome? We thought we’d engage in a little shameless self-promotion and express our excitement at recently being written up on the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s website.

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We can’t help but admire Bucky, and you should too. Here’s why…

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a visionary American inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, designer, and philosopher who believed technology could save the world from itself, providing it was properly used. Fuller dedicated his life to determining how humanity could survive peacefully and sustainably on the planet. Considering himself an average individual without a lot of money or even an academic degree, Fuller chose to devote his life to this question, trying to find out what a single individual could do to improve humanity’s condition.

Although Bucky was often dismissed as a utopian dreamer, there’s no denying the appeal of his syncretic vision and his unflagging optimism, both of which can serve as an inspiration during troubled times.

+ Buckminster Fuller Institute
+ The Planet’s Friendly Genius
+ Buckminster Fuller on Wikipedia