‘Livingry’ vs ‘Killingry:’ The Challenge

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Meet R. Buckminster Fuller & The Fuller Challenge

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.

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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.

Integrity indeed!

Curiosity

 


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