Film

Buckminster Fuller Meets the Hippies in Golden Gate Park

Related Exhibition The Utopian Impulse

Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

This film, by an unknown director, eavesdrops on a conversation between Fuller and a group of people assembled on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park. Taking place at the height of the counterculture movement in the late 1960s, the archival footage witnesses a compelling exchange of ideas about utopian aspirations, science and rational design, Spaceship Earth, and the spiritual constraints of geodesic living. Green and Fletcher introduce the program.

Participants

Sam Green, filmmaker
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, assistant curator of architecture and design, SFMOMA

Additional Info

1967, 44 min., video

Image: Buckminster Fuller Meets the Hippies in Golden Gate Park (still), 1967; courtesy Buckminster Fuller Institute

Film courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.