Design at Southern Illinois University
R. Buckminster Fuller
Bucky came to the SIU design department in 1956. His first office was on the 4th floor of the library. Later he moved off campus to an upstairs office at 711 South University St. in Carbondale, Illinois.
photo by Dale Carlson photo by Dale Carlson The front door to 711 South University in 2011  This was the door to Bucky’s office in the 1960 & 70s
Naomi Wallace, secretary and Bucky in his office
Carl Nelson, Naomi Wallace, and Dale Carlson in the World Design Science Decade office
More about Bucky Click on a story to find out more: Al Gowan’s story “A Baptist Meets Bucky” Notes from a two-week workshop The Wichita Dymaxion House No More Secondhand Catsup Everything is Design Bucky’s Dome Home A  YouTube clip from the PBS 'American Masters' TV documentary film Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud.

Everything is Design

I was in the third-year design class at SIU in 1964-5.  We studied systems theory and cybernetics with Bill Perk,  designed machines to lift and transport bricks in Davis Pratt’s class, and learned graphic design from Harold Grosowsky and Herb Roan. The highlight of the year, though, was a two- week class taught by Buckminster Fuller. Click here to read the rest of the story. . .