October 16, 2014

Discussion will look at Fuller and sustainable legacy

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- “Our Sustainable Legacy and Future: Buckminster Fuller at SIU,” is a free special presentation at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Sunday, Oct. 19. 

The event, set for 4 to 6 p.m. at the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library, is open to the public. A reception and refreshments in the library rotunda will follow. 

The featured presenters include: Allegra Fuller Snyder, the daughter and only living descendent of the legendary inventor, architect, visionary and sustainability proponent; Benjamin Lowder, SIU alumnus, designer, curator and artist; and Brent Ritzel, former president of the non-profit organization created to save Fuller’s dome home and of the Buckminster Fuller Future Organization. Also featured will be D.W. Jacobs, author of “R. Buckminster Fuller:  THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE,” written and performed by Jacobs, from the life, work and writings of Fuller. Janet Elizabeth Donoghue will serve as hostess. 

The Buckminster Fuller Future registered student organization at SIU, with support from the Undergraduate Student Council, the Graduate and Professional Student Council and the Fine Arts Activity Fee, is sponsoring the event. 

This event, created and hosted by SIU students, is one of several planned Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19, on campus and in Carbondale to honor Fuller. Other events include a presentation of Jacobs’ play, a brunch featuring exhibits from Morris Library’s Fuller Collection and tours of the Fuller dome home.  For complete details, visit here