Join Core77 friend and director of Doors of Perception John Thackara for a three-day conference that explores and celebrates the finalists of this year's Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Besides Thackara's keynote address tonight, the four finalists will present their projects: Ocean restoration and initiatives to protect coastal livelihoods; the protection of indigenous knowledge; combating women's illiteracy; and software that turns a laptop into a mass messaging hub that connects the remote developing world to the communication grid. Thursday's program includes a roundtable conversation, Visionary Strategies for the Future of Cities, commencing Friday with the full announcement and celebration of this year's winner.
As we've reported in the past, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge is the world's only large prize program rewarding integrated, whole-systems approaches to solving the world's sustainability crises. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of their strategy to solve humanity's complex and entrenched problems.