Hexayurts for the world at Burning Ice Brussels 2011
The main talk lasts about 11 minutes and starts at 2:30 in. There is also an audio-only version of the Burning Ice talk, which then goes into an hour long talk on Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps. There will also be a higher quality video of the talk available soon.
The core argument made is that the financial crisis is a direct result of lousy building technology. Expensive, inflexible buildings created large mortgages and over-investment in the building industry and under-investment in everything else. If we had transformed the building industry in the 1960s, as Buckminster Fuller intended, perhaps all of this could have been avoided!
I found it quite disorienting to be talking inside a huge hexayurt auditorium. I wasn’t used to people having immediate access to the reality of what I was discussing – the shock of the line between theory and practice being breached!
Here’s a picture of the auditorium.