Left to right: Andres Sevtsuk, Dimitris Papanikolaou, William Lark Jr., Arthur Petron, Michael Chia-Liang Lin, Charles Guan, Ryan Chin. (Photo by Cassandra Davis)
June 6th, 2009: The second annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge prize was awarded to MIT’s Smart Cities group for their winning project ‘Sustainable Personal Mobility and Mobility on Demand’. The team of seven students received the Omni-Oculi prize sculpture and a check for $100,000. The ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago included presentations by the winning team, the runner-up project ‘Dreaming New Mexico’, represented by Kenny Ausubel of the Bioneers, and a panel discussion with 2009 jurors Bill Browning and Edie Farwell moderated by Susan Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine.
Following the ceremony was a reception within the Merchandise Mart, where international designer Bruce Mau gave a presentation in front of Fuller’s 25′ Fly’s Eye dome.
See pictures from Saturday’s events here and stay tuned for video of the ceremony and reception. Congrats to the MIT Team and thanks to everyone that helped to make the events so successful!