Friday, July 13, the 195th birthday of Henry David Thoreau, and by an act of the US Congress (really, no kidding!) “Collector Car Appreciation Day,” Paolo Soleri sat for an interview with AAA Arizona magazine. The topic: “Your First Car.” 

 

Pictured, left to right: Michelle Donati AAA Supervisor, Public Affairs, James Prueter, Club Spokesperson, and Stephanie Dembowski, AAA Public Affairs Specialist. 

 

[photo and text: Jeff Stein]

 

 

Paolo’s first car, of course, was a building: il Lioncini, a camper-van he built in Vietri in 1949, with studio, kitchen, sofa, storage space for a Lambretta scooter, etc. The conversation very quickly came ’round to the real meaning of the car, and car-culture, and urban sprawl, the notion of “reformulation” of the urban landscape, and LEAN LINEAR CITY rail transportation.  

 

Watch for the interview in the upcoming issue of AAA Arizona Magazine.

 

[photo: Colly Soleri]

 

 

 

 

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