BETWEEN: CHOOSING ONE THING OVER ANOTHER & BUCKMINSTER FULLER
“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
In this weeks Photo Challenge: Between, Danielle Hark of the Broken Light Collective suggests that the word between might reflect a choice we need to make — the challenge of choosing one thing over another.
Thus, between these lines and images, I bring you the futurist Buckminster Fuller.
The photographs zoom in on “Biosphere”, the geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller as the United States pavilion for the Montreal World Expo of 1967.
As Bucky once said, “integrity is the essence of everything successful.”
Today Biosphere houses a series of exhibits by Environment Canada including Renewable Energy: Time to Decide, Towards Sustainable Transportation, and 1 Degree: What Difference does it make?
Here is more to ponder from Buckminster Fuller. . .
ON GLOBAL EMMISIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE:
“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
ON FAITH AND WAR:
“Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”
ON SENSE OF PLACE AND CHILDREN:
“The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is the Earth that revolves around the sun. Then teach them the concepts of North, South, East and West, and that they relate to where they happen to be on the planet’s surface at that time. Everything else will follow.”
One of the great American visionaries of the twentieth century, Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) endeavoured to see what he, a single individual, might do to benefit the largest segment of humanity while consuming the minimum of the earth’s resources. Doing “more with less” was Fuller’s credo. He described himself as a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” setting forth to solve the escalating challenges that faced humanity before they became insurmountable.
Source: Whitney Museum of Art – Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe
In hope for goodness
~ Bruce ~