Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller
Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller is a journey through the universe of an unclassifiable investigator, inventor and visionary. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983) worked across multiple disciplines including art, architecture, design, engineering, metaphysics, mathematics and education. Ahead of his time, Fuller devised a way to combine design and science with a mission to change the world through radical and sustainable design. Fuller’s collaborations with some of the 20th century’s major creators, thinkers, architects and artists has continued to inspire generations.
A co-production between Fundación Telefónica, Madrid and ArtScience Museum, Radical Curiosity comprises original materials drawn from Stanford Libraries’ extensive Buckminster Fuller archive. This archival material is complemented by contemporary artwork and design projects that reveal how Fuller’s legacy lives on and has never been more relevant. ArtScience Museum will bring several of Fuller’s key projects to life with hands-on, playable interactives housed in a spectacular geodesic dome for younger visitors to engage, learn and be amazed. Rosa Pera and José Luis de Vicente are the guest curators of Radical Curiosity.
Image Credit: Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion Car, Flye's Eye Dome, taken in 1980 at Bucky’s 85th birthday in Aspen, CO, USA. Courtesy of Roger White Stoller.