Invitation from the Synergetics Collaborative

The Synergetics Collaborative is participating in the 3-day conference ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy which is being organized by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, along with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The conference will be held in Asheville, NC on 28-30 September 2012.

We had a great response from our invitation for Synergetics-related proposals. Now we invite everyone to plan a trip to Asheville to join us at the conference in September!

Event Information

Geodesic Dome at Black Mountain College
ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4
September 28-30, 2012
Asheville, North Carolina

Weekend cost for the conference:
$15 for BMC Museum + Arts Center members and students w/ID
$50 for non-members (includes BMC Museum + Arts Center membership)
Free for UNCA students, faculty & staff
Design Science Day - Free

Conference Registration

Thematic Focus: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy

Co-sponsored by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Keynote Speaker: Allegra Fuller Snyder, daughter of Buckminster Fuller; Director Emerita of the Buckminster Fuller Institute; Professor Emerita of Dance and Dance Ethnology, UCLA

Featured Speaker: David McConville, media artist; President of the Buckminster Fuller Institute

Featured Speaker: Joseph H. Clinton, President of Clinton International Design Consultants; Synergetics Collaborative; associate of Buckminster Fuller

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, along with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will present a 3-day conference exploring Buckminster Fuller's Legacy, including his forward-thinking work during the two summers he was at Black Mountain College (1948 & 1949) as well as his innovative work in architecture, engineering and design science in the decades after BMC. In addition to panels and presentations, the conference will include an experiential Design Science Day held outdoors on the UNC Asheville campus on Saturday, September 29th.

Potential topics and presentations could include:


In conjunction with the conference, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will collaborate with the Buckminster Fuller Institute to present an exhibition that explores the new generation of Fuller-inspired thinkers, artists and problem-solvers via The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, an award given annually by BFI to a project that addresses a planetary problem with an elegant, whole systems-based solution. The exhibition will also include some of Fuller's own inventive designs for solutions to the many needs he saw on "Spaceship Earth."

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