Sailing Spaceship Earth: Buckminster Fuller's Environmentalism

April 22, 2009

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The life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller - creator of the geodesic dome and the Dymaxion car - was to create design solutions that benefited humanity while consuming the fewest resources. This talk considers Fuller's contradictory vision of the environment, technology, and politics, and coincides with the exhibition, Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art March 14-June 21, 2009.

 

Recorded Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.