KPFK AWARE SHOW
July 22, 2004 Guest Allegra Snyder
Topic: Buckminster Fuller’s Daughter Allegra Snyder speaks about her father’s many contributions
Bio:Allegra Snyder is the daughter of R. Buckminster Fuller who was an inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet and cosmologist. Allegra was the 1992 Honoree of the Year, American Dance Guild, is Professor Emerita of Dance, and former Director of the pioneering Graduate Program in Dance Ethnology, at UCLA. She has also served as Chair of the Faculty, School of the Arts and chaired the Department of Dance as well as the Ethnic Arts inter-college, interdisciplinary program until her retirement in 1991. Since 1983 she has served, first as Executive Director and then as President, now Chairwoman, of the Board of Directors, of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. www.bfi.org
Interview Description: Allegra Snyder is the daughter of R. Buckminster Fuller who was an inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet and cosmologist. Today Allegra will be speaking about her father’s many contributions including his dedication to ending poverty, hunger, and malnutrition throughout the world. Fuller was also one of the earliest proponents of renewable energy sources-solar (including wind and wave)-which he incorporated into his designs, specifically the invention of the geodesic dome-one of the lightest, strongest, and most cost-effective structures ever devised.
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