Of all the folks esnl has met, Bucky Fuller remains the most remarkable. A true polymath, he was a visionary architect, social and systems thinker, geometer, poet, humanist, and inspiration. Scion of a family of Boston Brahmins, a Harvard dropout—he blew his tuition wining and dining Broadways chorines—Richard Buckminster Fuller was one of the most original thinkers ever produced by this nation, and it was esnl’s privilege to know him.
This conversation was taped in 1974, six years before we met. A collaboration emerged, with three bright young people, in the form of a book, Fuller’s Earth, A Day with Bucky and the Kids, recently reprinted by the New Press.
This conversation highlights the ideas that inspired a generation. After the jump you’‘ll find a second video, with a discussion by Harvard architectural historian K. Michael Hays on the seminal role Fuller’s thinking has played in the field of architecture.
More videos after the jump.
K. Michael Hays presents drawings and models from the Buckminster Fuller archive demonstrating his understanding of the geometrical foundation of natural and designed phenomena. Presented to an audience at Georgia Tech last October 29.
Finally, Fuller recorded more than 43 hours of video summarizing “Everything I Know,” and they are available here.