This continues the 10/11 report on the exhibit “PAOLO SOLERI – Green Aesthetics/Green Ethics” at the Bannister Gallery at This continues the 10/11 report on the exhibit “PAOLO SOLERI – Green Aesthetics/Green Ethics” at the Bannister Gallery at Part of the exhibition consists of a selection of panels with images of silt cast techniques used in the construction of Cosanti and Arcosanti. Cosanti Foundation staff member Roger Tomalty taught a siltcast workshop to Rhode Island College students. On Exhibit is also a set of 17 panels of SOLARE, LEAN LINEAR CITY, Paolo Soleri’s latest arcology design.
Arcosanti alumnus Jeff Stein gave the opening talk. Jeff Stein is the Director of Architecture at the Boston Architectural Center, which had a Soleri exhibition in April this year.
The Bannister has events planned in the gallery to support Soleri’s ideas throughout the month of October: film showings, lectures, poetry readings; alumnus Jeff Stein joined for a panel discussion on Soleri’s work with the Dean of Rhode Island College, the Head of RISD’s Architecture Department, and an environmental design Professor from Brown, and their students.
Paolo Soleri lectures at RISD, Rhode Island School of Design, on October 24. at 7pm.
He will meet with students and public at the Bannister Gallery on October 25. at 11am.
The exhibit is open until October 27. 2006.
Paolo Soleri East-Coast tour:
Thursday, October 19. 2006, New York City:
Paolo Soleri accepted the NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT from Smithonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. [photos and separate report to come]
Friday, October 20. 2006, New York City:
11am interview with Bill Menking from Architect’s Newspaper
4pm Alumni reunion at the Lemongrass Grill, ( East 13th St) phone 646-486-7313
6:30pm Presentation at Parson’s School of Design
Monday, October 23. 2006, Washington, DC:
5:30pm Meeting with students at the National Design Museum
6:30pm Soleri presentation at the National Design Museum