On Tuesday 21st April PR co-ordinator Hildemar Cruz and visiting PhD researcher Karen Munro presented a booth at Glendale Community College’s Earth Day Vendor Fair, part of GCC’s week-long Earth Day events.
Lured in by the eye-catching images of Arcosanti and Cosanti (and the bowl of mini chocolates), the booth attracted the attention of both students and staff from the College, with Hildemar and Karen on hand to discuss how arcology proposes an alternative to the environmental concerns associated with urban planning, such as sprawl, pollution and segregation of people and services.
The location of the event was particularly relevant to Arcosanti and Cosanti as GCC has on campus an open air amphitheatre designed by Paolo Soleri in 1996, and a few of the people who approached the booth recognised the architectural style of the apse on campus in the images on display.[photos and text by Hildemar and Karen]
Additionally, Karen provided information on the new collaborative Master’s in Architecture and Ecology which will launch in October 2015, delivered between the University of Strathclyde Glasgow and Arcosanti.
The Master’s in Architecture and Ecology will provide students with the unique opportunity to complete one semester of study in Glasgow before travelling to Arcosanti to work on a semester-long practical project addressing research needs of Arcosanti in the areas of architecture and engineering.
More information on the new course can be found at Strathclyde University.