Client: ArtScience Museum
Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller is a journey through the universe of an unclassifiable investigator, inventor and visionary. Buckminster Fuller worked across multiple disciplines including art, architecture, design, engineering, metaphysics, mathematics and education. Ahead of his time, he devised a way to combine design and science with a mission to change the world, to make our planet work at 100% of its capacity for 100% of the population, in cooperation, without causing harm.
To augment the experience of the exhibition, visitors of all ages may choose to trace Bucky’s key inventions and explore his major discoveries through creating their own Personal Chronofile.
We are tasked to design this folder in a simple and minimalistic approach that was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Chronofile. The Dymaxion Chronofile was an attempt to document his life as completely as possible. He created a large scrapbook in which he documented everything he did and thought at 15-minute intervals, from 1920 to 1983. The scrapbook contained copies of letters, bills, notes, sketches, and clippings from newspapers. This meant Bucky’s life was the most exhaustively documented lives of the 20th century.
The Personal Chronofile leads our visitors through a series of guided activities that enables them to stay engaged, stopping by at different chapters in the exhibition to understand the various themes and concepts. It also serves to inspire our audience to start the habit of scrap booking – taking notes, journal entry, collecting memos, sketches etc.