Kurt Pryzbilla will assist students in building “geodesic” domes. Buckminster Fuller, an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor who was a key figure at BMC, named the geodesic dome designed after World War I by Walther Bauersfeld, based on field experiments with artist Kenneth Snelson at BMC in 1948 and 1949.
Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies William Schumann said the domes will be constructed from bamboo gathered in September in Todd, then stored for events scheduled during the BMC semester. The public is invited to observe and participate.
About the Center for Appalachian Studies
The Center for Appalachian Studies promotes public programs, community collaboration, civic engagement and scholarship on the Appalachian region. The center is committed to building healthy communities and deepening knowledge of Appalachia’s past, present and future through community-based research and engagement. Learn more at https://appcenter.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.