Confirming our Nutopia S/S 13 Forecast, German photographer Frank Hülsbömer pays homage to progressive architect Buckminster Fuller at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Utopian Impulse, this summer.
The exhibition focuses on the unbounded influence the American visionary – and creator of the geodesic dome – continues to have on the local creatives living and working in the Bay Area today, and presents Fuller’s iconic prototypes alongside other remarkable works by designers including Yves Béhar, who is responsible for the remarkable initiative One Laptop per Child – a project that offers continues to bolster the lives of underprivileged children in countries such as Peru and Rwanda.
Although Fuller never actually took up residence in San Francisco, or had anything further than prototypes made of his work, his futurist ideas continue to be of enormous importance, connecting technology and design with ecology and social responsibility within the area.
This exhibition confirms our Forecast for S/S 13, Nutopia, in which we explore personal utopias that merge technology with sustainability, balancing with the hyper connectivity of modern living. – Samantha Fox