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The House of Tomorrow: Buckminster Fuller and the Science of Sustainable Design


Location: Redstone Theater

With director Peter Livolsi. Ellen Burstyn, John Hockenberry (moderator), and other guests in person

This program is presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

Dir. Peter Livolsi. 2017, 85 mins. DCP. With Asa Butterfield, Maude Apatow, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn. R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller captured the world’s imagination with designs like the geodesic dome, but perhaps his greatest contribution was the way he thought. As a “design scientist,” he sought innovation that benefits the greatest number of people using the least amount of resources. Today’s disruptive designers are guided by the same principles, uniting science and design for a sustainable future. Join Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, a friend of Bucky’s, for a special advance screening of The House of Tomorrow, telling Bucky’s incredible story through two rebel teens trying to become punk gods. Following the film, moderator John Hockenberry, Ms. Burstyn, director Peter Livolsi, and winners of the prestigious “Buckminster Challenge,” will discuss how Bucky’s limitless thinking is just what we need today. 

The House of Tomorrow is a recipient of the 2015 Tribeca Film Institute-Sloan Grant. 

This program is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Public Understanding of Science and Technology Initiative.

Tickets: $25 ($18.75 Museum members) / $15 students. Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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