, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 417–434 | Cite as

Buckminster Fuller as Captain of Spaceship Earth

  • Peder AnkerEmail author


Buckminster Fuller’s experiences in the Navy became a model for his ecological design projects and suggestions for the global management of ‘Spaceship Earth’. Inspired by technocratic ideas of the 1930s, Fuller envisaged, in the 1970s, an elitist world without politics, in which designers were at the helm, steering the planet out of its environmental crises.


World Game Human Family Naval Academy World Planning Spaceship Earth 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forum for University History, Department of HistoryUniversity of OsloBlindernNorway

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