An exhibition of Paolo Soleri’s work in Rome, Italy has been planned for April 2004. It will be hosted by Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita’ CulturaIi (the Ministry of Cultures), Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (National Institute of Graphics) and DARC – Direzione Generale per le Arti e L’Architettura Contemporanee. The exhibition will be in two buildings, one of them next to the famous Trevi Fountain. Sandra Suatoni from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica and Diego Guarino go through our archival materials for possible exhibit selections. Diego is the architect responsible for the recent restoration of the Ceramica Artistica Solimene in Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, designed by Soleri in 1953. In the Arcosanti Archives from left: Archive Director Tomiaki Tamura, Italian Project Co-ordinator Tony Fragiacomo, Sandra Suatoni, Paolo Soleri and Diego Guarino. [Photo & text: sa]


The exhibition will include models, scrolls, drawings and sketchbooks. During a visit to Cosanti, Sandra, Diego, Roma Tre students and archive interns are shown early silt-pile workshop posters by Roger Tomalty, research associate for educational programs and Cosanti restoration. [Photo & text: sa]


The director of the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Serenita Papaldo, visited Arcosanti and Cosanti for this first exploration for the exhibition. Part of the visit to Cosanti was a stop at the Paradise Valley Town Hall to see the small Soleri exhibit which will be on display there for the next 10 months. [Photo & text: sa]


A meeting was held at Cosanti to discuss some of the preliminary details for the exhibition. [Photo & text: sa]

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