Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Buckminister Fuller Presentation

Coming this Sunday at Morris Library. Still see it as a shame that Carbondale, and the university, do do more to honor Fuller's legacy. I think the only memorial I see in Carbondale proper is a mosaic on S. Illinois put in as part of the aborted Stars on Main project of a decade ago :

“Our Sustainable Legacy & Future: Buckminster Fuller at SIU”
Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library (605 Agriculture Drive), SIU Carbondale
Featuring presentations/discussion by Allegra Fuller Snyder, D.W. Jacobs, Benjamin Lowder and Brent Ritzel. Hosted/emceed by Janet Elizabeth Donoghue.
FREE and open to the public.

As the father of the modern sustainability movement Buckminster Fuller has left an important legacy to Southern Illinois University. With that in mind, The Buckminster Fuller Future Organization welcomes a rare and distinguished guest to campus on Sunday, October 19th: Allegra Fuller Snyder is the daughter of Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett Fuller, she is the founder of The Buckminster Fuller Institute in New York and a pioneer of the field of dance ethnology. Join us for this exciting opportunity to honor our legacy and design our future, sustainably. 

Allegra Fuller Snyder (daughter of Buckminster Fuller and founder of the Buckminster Fuller Institute), D.W. Jacobs (playwright of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE), Benjamin Lowder (SIUC alumnus, designer, curator and artist), and Brent Ritzel (former president of the Fuller Dome Non-Profit and the Buckminster Fuller Future Organization) will present and discuss the profound impact Buckminster Fuller had on humanity and how to honor the invaluable legacy of sustainability he left at SIU. The event will be hosted and emceed by Janet Elizabeth Donoghue (current president of the Buckminster Fuller Future Organization),

Buckminster Fuller is the father of the modern sustainability movement and as an SIU Carbondale professor from 1959 to 1971 he was SIUC’s number one ambassador to the world in the university’s history, traveling nearly 10 months a year and lecturing at more than 500 other universities throughout the world during his tenure at SIU. “Bucky” received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983, our nation’s highest civilian honor.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Reception to follow presentations and discussions in the Morris Library Rotunda catered by Cristaudo’s. “Our Sustainable Legacy & Future: Buckminster Fuller at SIU” has been made possible through the generous support of the SIUC Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the SIUC Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC), the SIUC Fine Arts Activity Fee and the Buckminster Fuller Future Organization. For more information contact Janet Elizabeth Donoghue at jdonoghue@siu.edu or 618.525.3099.

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