Last year a colleague and I submitted an application to the Bucky Fuller Institute Challenge.
Libby Hubbard (aka Neutopia) recently told me that she read my application online.
The central focus of our application was to raise funds for the development of a Holistic Learning Center by which participants from all walks of life could be immersed in more holistic approaches to living. The term we use at oneVillage Foundation is EcoLiving and it implies taking the concepts of sustainability and applying to how we live and see the world – seeing that in truth it is a seemless whole.
Apparently BFI got a benefactor to provide an amount to run the challenge and also for a yearly grant. The idea is promoting visionary thinking like BF pioneering but also finding ways to put into practice.
The winner of the 2007 contest was John Todd who has pioneered Living Machines.
Dr. Todd was presented a check in the amount of $100,000 for his winning project Comprehensive Design for a Carbon Neutral World: The Challenge of Appalachia. Dr. Todd was also presented the OmniOculi, a limited edition sculpture by artist Tom Shannon, commissioned for the Challenge.
You can view our application here: http://challenge.bfi.org/application_summary/201#\