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On September 21st, 2019, Dr. Michael Ben-Eli was awarded the Synergetics Collaborative Cosmic Fishing Award during the 6th Biennial Design Science Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

The Cosmic Fishing Award is given to those who demonstrate a dedication to advancing the use of Buckminster Fuller’s Design Science strategies in helping humanity better understand complex connections within natural systems.

The symposium explored the use of Design Science in addressing complex, real-world problems facing the planet. Dr. Ben-Eli gave a keynote presenting the work of The Lab, as rooted in Buckminster Fuller’s design legacy.

Peter Dean, RISD faculty member and President of Synergetics Collaborative, presenting Michael Ben-Eli with the Cosmic Fishing Award

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