Buckminster Fuller Institute

  • California


2261 Market Street, #469
San Francisco
United States

About Us

Founded in 1983, the Buckminster Fuller Institute serves a global a network of Design Science innovators.

BFI acts as a catalyst, facilitator and resource for learning and pioneering whole systems design.

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems. We aim to deeply influence the ascendance of a new generation of design-science pioneers who are leading the creation of an abundant and restorative world economy that benefits all humanity.

Our programs combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with a comprehensive approach to design. We encourage participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature's fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.

By facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design and technology, our work extends the profoundly relevant legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. In this way, we strive to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us.

We produce educational programs; products; services; and informational publications focussed on the process, form and successful instantiation of whole systems thinking and design