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To continue the report from 5/27: The first event of the afternoon was Paolo Soleri’s presentation of SOLARE. For details on the SOLARE design see Today@Arcosanti 4/20/05.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]



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Highlight of the day was Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, with a dynamic performance on Santoor, a 100 string instrument. He was accompanied by another disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Arup Chattopadhyay on Tabla.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]



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A classical Odissi dance performance by Sanchita Bhattacharya was followed with a lecture VISIONS OF FUTURE SOCIETIES by Dabshish Banerji. Debashish Banerji is Director of the Sri Aurobindo Center in Los Angeles. The evening ended with a video presentation of the Auroville Community in India.
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AN IMPROVED TOMORROW, a Panel Discussion with Paolo Soleri and Debashish Banerji, took place the following morning. It was moderated by alumnus Tony Brown, now director of the ECOSA Institute in Prescott. All discussions and presentations were followed by question and answer sessions, which made for lively interaction with presentors, visitors and staff.
[Photo & text: sa]

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