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Wed, May 2, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area


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Courtesy SFMOMA/Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, "Non-Symmetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, United States Patent Office no. 3,866,366"
Courtesy SFMOMA/Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, "Non-Symmetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, United States Patent Office no. 3,866,366"

Visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller never lived in the Bay Area, but evidence of his influence can be found in many innovative, environmentally conscious projects here. The SFMOMA's new architecture and design exhibition, "The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area," explores Fuller's work as well as a diverse set of local projects that drew inspiration from it.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jennifer Fletcher, assistant curator and acting head of the Department of Architecture and Design at the SFMOMA, and curator of "The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area"
  • Sam Green, filmmaker behind "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller," a "live documentary" which played as part of the SFMOMA exhibit

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