On Friday October 9th four Arcosanti residents; Alix Dewald, Hildemar Cruz, Jonas Fister and Lorenzo Mastino, set out to the West Coast Communities Conference held at the ecovillage Groundswell located in Yorkville, CA. The conference gathered over 120 people from all over the nation that live in ecovillages, sustainable communities, artist collectives and other alternative living styles.

[photos and text by Soleri Archives volunteer Hildemar Cruz]

On Saturday the 10th representatives from the different communities had an opportunity to present information about their respective sites at the communities salon. Arcosanti had the chance to share information about Arcology with budding groups.

In a time when collective society is eager to find efficient, intelligent and fulfilling modes of living, representing an alternative model for the city really broaden the perspectives of many participants of the conference.

Some of the workshops offered during the conference include; Creative and Constructive Conflict resolution in community, Reaching Across the Generations in Community, and Community in Crisis Interactive Theatre Workshop.

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