Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller (1895-1983) was an American genius who defied categorisation. He could be described variously as a green environmentalist, a prophetic visionary, a poet, architect, mathematician, map-maker and teacher, although he is most popularly known for his geodesic domes.
Bucky’s early career coincided with the streamline age which touched everything from the design of Zeppelins and aircraft to cars and trains and even houses. We reveal how these designs set the scene for some of his most radical proposals in the late 1920s and ‘30s.
Curated by lord foster and luis fernández-galiano ‘bucky fuller & spaceship earth’ is an exhibition, which brings the different strands of buckminster fuller’s influential career together with original
drawings and models and will be the first chance to see the recently completed recreation of the dymaxion car.
This exhibition has been produced in collaboration with Foster + Partners.
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From September 1st to October 30th.
September 9th: Official Opening. 19:30 (invitation)
September 9th, 12:30: “Times with Bucky Fuller” with Allegra Fuller, Thomas Zung, Norman Foster and Luis Fernández-Galiano.
September 11th, 21:00: “Influence of Fuller in Architecture, Contemporary Art and Science” with Benedetta Tagliabue, Juan Herreros and Alejandro Zaera. Presented by Luis Fernández-Galiano.