As you may have seen from our Twitter account, there is a new display on the second floor of the GSA library.
Based on Strategic Questions (curated
by Gavin Wade, 2002) - an on-going project to develop forty projects in
response to forty questions written by architect R. Buckminster Fuller.
Each project is an artwork or combination of artworks developed in
relation to forty different publication scenarios. Each project tackles
one question (such as, 'What is intellect?', 'What is wealth?',
etc.) and is placed into an existing magazine, journal or other
publication vehicle (or a new publication is developed in response to a
specific site and context).
These strategic questions
were written by R. Buckminster Fuller as part of a statement to a
leading figure in the world building industry. The statement is called Design Strategy (1966), and was published in Fuller's Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity
(1969, p.352). It is Fuller's proposition that to achieve total
success for all humanity until the end of time, all interested parties
must agree upon the answers to these strategic questions before they can
successfully combine their efforts.
If you'd like find out more about the project, then please follow this link. You can also find a full bibliography for everything on display on the library VLE site.