The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller's most enduring legacy, and the city of Carbondale is the proud home of the only dome which Bucky lived in and owned.
RBF Dome NFP was formed in 2002 by a small group of local volunteers who believed that the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois was an extremely important historic artifact which should be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations.
We are dedicated to a complete restoration of the Fuller Dome Home. This will ensure not only an additional educational-tourist resource to Southern Illinois, but a physical space where we can embrace, share, and express our unique cultural and intellectual heritage.
Restoring Bucky's home is just the beginning. The Fuller Dome plans include the creation of a "living" museum and learning center. In 2012 we complete the restoration. In 2013 we debut the living museum and increase programming as well as kick off the first year of our artist and scholar residence program. In 2014 we begin work toward an interpretive center dedicated to all things Bucky.
...grow and operate a "home museum" in the preserved Fuller Dome Home that chronicles the years that Buckminster Fuller and his wife Anne lived in the dome in Carbondale...
...increase awareness of the principles, philosophies and artifacts discovered and created by Buckminster Fuller, and...
...share Fuller’s principles, philosophies and artifacts with the youth of the world through educational and grant programs.
We would like to amplify the positive message of hope for the success of all humanity that was at the core of Fuller’s philosophy.