Visit the R. Buckminster “Bucky” and Anne Hewlett Fuller Geodesic Dome Home in which they lived while Bucky was a professor at Southern Illinois University in the Design Department. The Dome is moving along in the process of restoration into a home museum which will document their time in Carbondale and further spread knowledge of Bucky’s brilliant, compassionate, futuristic thinking to the world that needs it. Tours will be hosted Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation, but everyone is welcome regardless.
Mr. Fuller was known as an architect, author, design scientist, philosopher, mathematician, futurist, engineer, poet, and inventor. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1982 and earned 48 honorary doctorate degrees. He is credited with being the grandfather of the sustainability concept and is most widely known for patenting and popularizing the geodesic dome. He designed his Dymaxion Car in 1933 which could go 90 mph and got 30 miles to the gallon.
His endeavor was to apply the principles of science to solving the problems of humanity. His Challenge was to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone.