Radical Curiosity. In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller

ESPACIO FUNDACION TELEFONICA (Madrid). Sep 2020 – Apr 2021

For some, Fuller was the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century. He dedicated his life to finding solutions that would ensure that the world worked better for everybody. Through his thinking,he was able to anticipate some of the major crises of the 20th century surprisingly accurately.

A virtually unclassifiable visionary and investigator, Fuller created a seemingly never-ending body of work that crossed over disciplines such as architecture, engineering, philosophy and education, through a vision of design that was capable of changing the world.From questions of mobility and housing to education and the use of big data, his thinking included a number of questions that Covid-19 has put at the very heart of the world’s agenda.

The exhibition brings together Fuller’s main work and the ideas of his creative contemporaries, such as the architects Abeer SeikalyNorman Foster and Chuck Hoberman, the designers Neri Oxman and Joris Laarman and the artists Olafur Eliasson, Ruth Asawa and Tomáš Libertíny, all of whom followed in Fuller’s footsteps and developed his ideas in their various fields.


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