Spotlight: Into The Solution Box With Two Visionaries

POSTED August 25, 2021 IN


These dialogues will move you, inspire you, inform you, and tilt the conversation from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. The central question that drives McDonough’s work is: “How can we best serve all the children of all species, for all time?”  R. Buckminster (“Bucky”) Fuller was an engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. He takes us on a whirlwind tour of history as he connects the dots of unfolding humanity.

William McDonoughThe Monticello Dialogues, Part I: Democratic Design
with William McDonough

Program 2900
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McDonough shares how his early life growing up in Hong Kong affected his worldview, and how his work has been influenced by innovative designs of Thomas Jefferson. He describes his work with chemist Michael Braungart in designing from the point of view of nature.  Read more »

William McDonoughPrincipled Design Based On The Laws Of Nature
 William McDonough

Program 3455
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McDonough describes what is meant by the idea of “Cradle to Cradle,” and says “Things are designed to either go back to biology or back to technology without contaminating each other.” He tells us that we can and must design things to go back into an intelligent material pool for human benefit without contaminating the environment. Read more » 

Is There Enough To Go Around? R Buckminster Fuller
with R. Buckminster Fuller

Program 1570
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This comprehensive imaginative thinker and visionary gives an extraordinary overview of the state of the planet and human history. Asked whether there are enough resources to support our growing population the late Buckminster Fuller, age 85 when this was recorded, responds with a tour-de-force capsule of the history of Western civilization. Read more » 

R Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller: The 50-Year Experiment (audio documentary)
with R. Buckminster Fuller and others

Program 1740
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This is a special audio documentary of the life and work of a twentieth-century genius. Included is the story of how the late Bucky transcended failure and despair and devoted his life to serving humanity. There is also a commentary describing his contribution to our time. If you’re interested in making the world work, you owe it to yourself to give this program a listen. Read more » 

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