22/08/09

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Idee per l'umanità. Un premio per progettare il presente della terra

Each year a distinguished jury awards a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. Entries are now being accepted and the deadline is midnight, Eastern Time on October 30, 2009.
http://challenge.bfi.org/

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge from Buckminster Fuller Institute on Vimeo.


CALL:
Entrants must put forward a bold, visionary, tangible initiative that is focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Proposed solutions must represent a preferred state model – one that aims to optimize conditions from inception in order to create the most desirable, sustainable, future outcome. Entries should be regionally specific yet globally applicable, and backed up by a solid plan and the capability to move the solution forward.
Entries must be:

Comprehensive — applies a whole systems approach to all facets of the design and development process; aims to simultaneously address multiple goals, requirements, conditions and issues;

Anticipatory — factoring in critical future trends and needs as well as projected impacts of implementation in the short and long term;

Ecologically responsible — reflecting nature's underlying principles while enhancing the Earth’s life-support systems;

Feasible — relying on current know-how, technology and existing resources;

Verifiable — able to withstand rigorous empirical testing;

Replicable — able to scale and adapt to a broad range of conditions.

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