Design Responsibility

February 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

Buckminster Fuller was who said that “you never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing one obsolete.”

Seventy-five years later, the Buckminster Fuller Institute keeps promoting this idea, organizing a design challenge and awarding comprehensive solutions that radically advance human well-being and ecosystem health.

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Green Communities

February 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

This video explores the viability and necessity of a green economy and methods to kick-start one through “green community-centers” in every major city.

Creativity

December 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

“Our fundamental challenge is to give birth to a new society, a new way of being a human and a new planet. That’s something never done in our entire history. Earth for sure has manifested this level of creativity, but humans have never been called upon to produce such alternative ideas.

The critical first step is to understand our primary community. That’s something beyond our nation state, beyond any culture, any corporation. World does not end up in the industrial society or in our actual economic system.

We fail to appreciate that we are one economy more amongst many, birds have an economy, plants, rivers, oceans have an economy. There are a lot of different ways of making a living.

To step into this new era, we have to re-invent economic activity in a way that is an enhancement to all other economies too. This requires considering humankind as a whole, to consider us a self-aware part of the cosmos, together with the entire earth.”

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