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January 19, 2018Like

Preparing Archives for SMOCA’s return

Throughout January, the Arcosanti Archives Department is preparing for the safe return and storage of all the pieces currently on display in “Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. If you haven’t the chance to see the retrospective yet, the show
January 17, 2018Like

2018 Habitat Meeting

This past week, the Cosanti Foundation participated in the first Habitat Meeting of 2018. Organized by Planning Manager Kevin Pappa and Habitat Manager Scott Riley, the meeting was organized so that each department could explain their needs for the next 5 months and pitch the projects they’d like
January 15, 2018Like

2018 Workshop Scholarships!

In 2017, the Cosanti Foundation received two generous donations from an anonymous source: one for scholarships and one for sustainable technology. Beginning this year, scholarships will be made available for both general Workshops and specific internships. The departments offering internships include: Archives, Public Relations, Planning, Construction, Site Utilities
January 12, 2018Like

“Return to Arcosanti”

We’re excited to share the Miu Miu Spring Summer 2018 Campaign titled “Return to Arcosanti” that took place late last year with photographer Alasdair McLellan featuring Elle Fanning! Take a look at “Our throw-away culture has made obsolescence the measure of its dynamism… The pernicious effect of
January 10, 2018Like

East Housing Update (woodworking)

An update on the ongoing East Housing renovation project: Above is workshop participant Karl sanding a wooden panel that will join a series of other panels to finish the loft railing and the bathroom hallway. After sanding, several coats of polyurethane is applied to protect the wooden panels.
January 9, 2018Like

New Cosanti Foundation Board Member

This month, the Cosanti Foundation is bringing on a new member to the Board of Directors. Jai Singh Khalsa has been practicing Architecture and Urban Design since 1978.  His firm out of Somerville, Massachusetts is more than 30 years old and they primarily work on mixed use multi-family
January 5, 2018Like

ARTFORUM on 2017 FORM Arcosanti

Last May, we were graced with an incredible performance from Solange, prolific artist and musician, on the Arcosanti Amphitheater as part of the FORM Arcosanti Music and Arts Festival. The festival and that performance in particular was of interest to many publications, including ARTFORUM. You can check out
January 3, 2018Like

Arcosanti in Metropolis

Arcosanti was featured in the Metropolis Magazine last month in an article written by Alice Buckwell. Her dive into the Urban Laboratory takes a hard look at some of our flaws as well as what makes our project relevant today. Check it out at the link below: The
January 1, 2018Like

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! On this cloudy day in the desert, we hope you all brought in the new year with friends, family, and good wishes. This is a picture from Arcosanti looking out into the Northern Desert. If you look close you’ll notice the old cement mixer
December 20, 2017Like

Holiday Party

The Cosanti Foundation and Cosanti Originals celebrated our Annual Holiday Party on December 15th! With a pot luck dinner, desserts for days, and a tree of bonuses, it was a blast as usually. (Text and photos by Shannon Mackenzie)
December 18, 2017Like

November Workshop Graduation

Congratulations to the November 12, 2017 workshop participants upon their graduation last week! From left: Joseph Brand, Rebecca Manhardt (Photo by Sue Kirsch)
December 11, 2017Like

Symposium @ Taliesin West (continued)

Here are most photos from the Symposium at Taliesin West:
December 8, 2017Like

Symposium @ Taliesin West

Several Arcosanti residents were humbly invited to attend the annual 2-day symposium offered at the School of Architecture at Taliesin West. This year was focused around the topic of redefining refuge in terms of shelter. One of our favorite lectures was offered by Mark Wigley, the Dean at
December 6, 2017Like

Welding Workshop Project

Jona, manager of the Metal Shop, and Workshop participant Rebecca built and welded barriers to go along the cliffside by the pool. Once the barriers were welded together, they were painted with an enamel paint that will protect the metal from rusting. Here is a shot of the
December 4, 2017Like

Visitor Parking – Upgrade 11

The concrete pour for the south part of the new fence retaining wall happened this morning. It was a beautiful sunny day and construction crew with help from the workshop participants had the pour done in a couple of hours.
December 1, 2017Like

East Housing Update (windows)

Here is an overdue update on the final touches to the East Housing Renovation project! Here, Workshop participants Karl and Joe prepare the window seals for the concrete accents. The concrete forms were poured and are ready to be released and attached to the window sills. Under the
November 29, 2017Like

#GivingTuesday success!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our first ever #GivingTuesday campaign! We came very close to meeting our goal, and though we did not make it to $10,000, we are going to get started on the Arcosanti Road with the gracious gifts we received yesterday. We’ve raised $6,500
November 27, 2017Like

Arcosanti Thanksgiving Celebration

We celebrated another wonderful Thanksgiving here at Arcosanti with a bountiful potluck feast! Here are some pictures of the festivities:


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