Patents anyone? Check these out:
In the 1960’s he launched the Design Science Revolution with an open call to the world’s creative communities “to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
First recognized in 2011 by Metropolis Magazine as “socially responsible design’s highest award”, the program conferred an annual grand prize of $100,000 to a project that best fulfilled the entrance criteria & embodied what we have called the ‘spirit of the Challenge.’ Winning projects are visionary initiatives that address multiple problems simultaneously, & evoke inspiration for others to study & replicate.
An open call to anyone creatively addressing any of the world’s most urgent problems – enabled the accomplishment of several goals:
- honor the legacy of Fuller & create a prestigious program that would encourage innovation & recognize integrity
- draw attention & support to the thinkers & doers applying a comprehensive, whole-systems approach to designing solutions to the great challenges we face today
- leverage the power of a prestigious innovation prize to demonstrate the importance of whole systems-thinking & its integral function in design-thinking
- educate a new generation of designers to take up Fuller’s Challenge to transform our world through design, by showcasing world class projects & celebrating the people behind them.