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